January 2022 Spotlight by Women of UCSF: Dr. Carolyn Sangokoya

Dr. Carolyn Sangokoya is an inspiration to many other women physician scientists at UCSF. She recently completed residency and fellowship training in Anatomic Pathology, with specialization in liver pathology, and is now a senior postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Robert Blelloch at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. In lab, she is developing tools to study and functionally dissect the roles of post-transcriptional regulation in pluripotent stem cell biology and cell fate decisions. Dr. Sangokoya founded the UCSF Women Physician-Scientists Supergroup in the past year, a cross-departmental group of innovative interdisciplinary women physician-scientists breaking barriers to bridge science and medicine. She single-handedly recruited and organized a group of trainees and faculty spanning many different divisions and departments and brought them together to innovate solutions to foster career development for those in the unique physician scientist pathway. She then demonstrated her leadership by advocating on behalf of women physician scientists to administration, particularly important during the pandemic when women's careers are being disproportionately affected. She is clearly demonstrating her own leadership skills and the determination to lift up other women.

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