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WiLS is committed to providing a community for networking, career building, and mentoring for women through events and meetings at UCSF.  For upcoming events please visit the Events page.  All students, post-docs, and staff are welcome at all of our events.  To be contacted about future events, please visit the Contact page



  • 03-28-2017: Synapse article on the maternal wall bias and "Title IX and Babies" WiLS seminar

  • 03-06-2017: Class Capture link to Title IX and Babies seminar

  • 02-25-2017: Class Capture link to WiLS discussion on science policy with Mary Maxon

  • 02-08-2017: National Science Policy: a discussion with Dr. Mary Maxon

  • 02-08-2017: Pursuing Gender Equity at UCSF - notes

  • 02-01-2017: Join a Professional Problem Solving Group

  • 02-01-2017: Managing Difficult Situations: a guide


Upcoming Events

Friday April 14 : Student & Postdoc Parents Pizza Lunch


Past Events

Careers in Industry: Panel Discussion with scientists from Merck Research Laboratories

Thursday, March 23rd at 6:30 pm in HD-160, Mission Bay

Curious about careers in the biopharmaceutical industry? Join us for a panel discussion with three women who are scientists at Merck Research Laboratories in Palo Alto. The panel includes: 

  • Yao Yu, a Scientist who focuses on protein purification and characterization
  • Christina Kochel, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow studying tumor immunotherapeutics
  • Anna Sedello, PhD, Associate Director, Nonclinical Pharmacology Technical Writer, who coordinates the writing of regulatory documents for new drugs

We'll discuss the diverse career paths that scientists can take in Industry, and what life as a scientist is like at Merck Research Laboratories.

All are welcome to attend. Dinner will be provided!



Join the WiLS Leadership Team

We are always looking for UCSF students and postdocs to join the WiLS leadership team! Participating in WiLS is a great way to make a difference at UCSF. You can help us create the events and resources that you'd like to see to help women at UCSF thrive. We plan networking events, skill and career-building workshops, and raise awareness about issues and policies that affect women in science. Join us to help make it happen!

Email candace.britton@ucsf.edu for more information. Meetings are on the first Thursday of every month, in Genentech Hall in a classroom on the 2nd floor (room GH-S204 or similar), at 5pm, and you can also participate remotely via google hangout.  No need to RSVP, drop by to join us!