Women Researchers in the Spotlight

Spring 2019

“Rising Stars began in 2012 at MIT with the mission of providing critical career development training for women in electrical engineering. We want these young rising stars to leave Hopkins empowered and excited to move on to the next phase of their careers.”

Sri Sarma
Sri Sarma (Image: Will Kirk / Homewood Photography)

Sri Sarma, associate director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Computational Medicine and associate professor of biomedical engineering, co-organized the Rising Stars workshop, an event held last December, aimed at providing female graduate students and postdocs the skills they need to pursue faculty positions in biomedical engineering. Held at the Homewood campus’ Kavli Neuroscience Discovery Institute and funded by several Johns Hopkins institutes and departments, the workshop brought female scientists from Johns Hopkins, MIT, Stanford, Columbia, the University of Washington, UC Berkeley, and the National Institutes of Health to JHU.