5th Annual WIL Luncheon

September 19, 2015
Portland, OR
SPEAKER: Dr. Karyn Frick


Dr. Frick began her career at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where she earned a BA in Psychology and Biology. She continued her education at Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a PhD in Psychology in the lab of Dr. David Olton, researching age-related deficits in hippocampus-dependent memory. Dr. Frick then conducted her postdoctoral research at Wellesley College under the mentorship of Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, where she began to study how the estrous cycle affects memory formation and investigated sex differences in age-related memory impairments. Following her postdoctoral training, Dr. Frick accepted a faculty position Yale University, where she and her laboratory continued to research the effects of sex hormones on learning and memory throughout the lifespan.

In 2010, Dr. Frick joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is currently a full Professor. At UWM, Dr. Frick has continued her seminal research on aging, sex-steroid hormones, and environmental factors that affect hippocampus-dependent memory. This work has recently expanded to encompass epigenetic mechanisms that are activated by estrogen to enhance long-term memory formation. On a more personal level, Dr. Frick is a steadfast mentor and role model for students and female researchers studying neuroscience. We are honored to have Dr. Frick as our guest speaker for the 5th annual WIL luncheon.

To learn more about the research being conducted in the Frick lab, please visit: http://uwm.edu/%7Efrickk

Thank you!

What a great event!! As usual, the luncheon was a perfect mix of good company, food, energy and science! Once again we would like to thank the wonderful Dr. Karyn Frick for taking the time to share with us her thoughtful insights on being a woman in science. We would also like to thank everyone at The Picnic House for their contributions to making the event so efficient and delicious. Special thanks to current Pavlovian president Matt Lattal and to Jeff Wilson for their support of WIL.

Lastly, thanks to everyone who made it out to the WIL luncheon. We had such a wonderful mix of people from across institutions, countries, cultures, and sexes. You guys are the ones who make WIL the wonderful group that it is.

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Thank you! We look forward to seeing you next year in Jersey City, NJ!!!

~~Team WIL