Women in BioTech 2021 with Dr Tracy Johnson

The STEAM LEADERSHIP SERIES bridges the science, education, and high-tech business communities along Career Pathways that empower young people to live their dreams and explore great careers and jobs in San Diego.


Women in BioTech 2021 will feature our keynote speaker Tracy L. Johnson, who is the Keith and Cecilia Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is also a professor at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In May 2020, she was named Dean of the UCLA Division of Life Sciences.

Dr. Johnson is known for her work on diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, and was awarded the UCLA Academic Senate Award for Career Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the UCLA Life Sciences Award for Inclusive Excellence through teaching, mentorship, service, and research. She graduated from UCSD as an undergraduate.

Besides her impressive pathway, her work focuses on RNA, so she can address COVID and the Moderna & Pfizer vaccines.

Watch The Zoom Session Here