In Memorium, Ben Barres (1955-2017)

An elegant tribute to close mentorship and gender equality advocate Ben Barres, neurobiologist.


Barres devoted much of his last decade to publicly describing the challenges he had faced as a woman in science, and offering ways to correct a system that he viewed as fundamentally biased against the advancement of women and minorities. He also called for mentors to be held more accountable for the training and success of their graduate students and postdocs.

Additional Reading:

Barres, B.A. (2017). Stop Blocking Postdocs’ Paths to Success. Nature 548 (7669). 517–519. doi:10.1038/548517a


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