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Science women honor ASU discoverer of ‘skinny’ gene

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[Source: Margaret Coulombe, ASU News] -  Geneticist Winifred Doane, Professor Emerita of Arizona State University and a respected researcher and educator, was one of eight Fellows honored Feb. 15 for “commitment to the achievement of equity for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics” by the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), in conjunction with the annual American Association for the Advancement in Science (AAAS) meeting held in Chicago.

The Women in Science honorees, which included a chemist, a physicist, a psychologist, three biologists and two science educators, will join a network of 142 other fellows, chosen from 50 chapters across the United States.

Doane received her official certificate and a pin in an informal ceremony on Feb. 26 on the steps of ASU’s Old Main, officiated by Susanne Neuer, associate professor in the School of Life Sciences and president of the local chapter of AWIS which Doane founded in 1996. Neuer was also selected to serve on the AWIS national board in 2008.

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