Dr. Shruti Naik is a scientist whose work led to the FDA ban on antibacterial soap in the US. She is now a postdoctoral scientist in immunology and stem cell biology at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Naik’s research focuses on understanding the role adult stem cells play in inflammation and how they can be used to treat inflammatory disorders of the skin, like psoriasis.
At The Rockefeller University, Dr. Naik has grown the Women in Science at Rockefeller (WISeR) program from six to over 250 members and has established a weekly breakfast series for trainees to network with prominent female scientists.
Dr. Naik is also one of L'Oréal USA 2016's winners of the "For Women In Science Award" for her research. Interested in applying? Applications for 2017 are open until 2/3/17.
Listen to our conversation at the link above, or at NPR One.