Women x Women

Female scientists have shaped scientific discovery at The Jackson Laboratory and beyond for decades. Join us for an exploration of the unique health issues that women face and a celebration of the critical role that women play in science.

Join us to learn more about the four greatest health challenges for individuals assigned female at birth (AFAB) - Alzheimer's disease, stroke, heart disease and cancer - and the solutions being pursued at JAX. Our leading scientists will share insights on the disproportionate impact of these conditions on those AFAB and discuss how their research could empower those individuals to live longer, healthier lives.


Hybrid event
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine | Auditorium
10 Discovery Drive | Farmington, CT
Virtual audience via Zoom

Schedule at a Glance

1:00 p.m. | Welcome & Introductions
Gina Rodriguez, Vice President of Advancement

1:10 p.m. | Session One: Alzheimer's Disease & Stroke
Moderator: Madeleine Braun, Ph.D., MBA, Vice President for Operations
and Partnerships for JAX Data Science

Kristen M.S. O'Connell, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Mary Teena Joy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

1:55 p.m. | Break

2:10 p.m. | Session Two: Cancer & Cardiovascular Disease
Moderator: Madeleine Braun
Francesca Menghi, Ph.D., Associate Research Scientist
Lisa Wren, Ph.D., MSCI, Postdoctoral Associate, JAX Scholar Recipient

3:00 p.m. | Event concludes for virtual audience. Reception begins for in-person attendees

4:00 p.m. | Reception concludes


Past WOMAN X WOMEN Event Recordings

  • 2023 Women X Women Event

  • 2021 Women X Women Event