The University of Oxford organization FEST: Females in Engineering, Science and Technology, will host a lecture by Dr. Polly Matzinger on 5:30pm on Tuesday 26 June, at the Medical Sciences Teaching Center on South Parks Road. Dr. Matzinger will speak about Male and Female Scientists: Different Approaches.
Dr. Matzinger is currently a section head at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at the National Institutes of Health, in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Dr. Matzinger heads the T-Cell Tolerance and Memory Section of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology. Prior to arrival at the NIAID, Dr. Matzinger was a scientist at the Basel Institute for Immunology, did post-doctoral work at the University of Cambridge, and studied at the University of California, San Diego for her Ph.D. Before choosing a career in science, Dr. Matzinger worked in a number of non-typical jobs, such as a bar waitress, a jazz musician, and a Playboy bunny. Certainly her lecture promises to be both entertaining and informative.