In their latest podcast, The Scientist LabTalk highlights Dr. Miriam Merad, a speaker at the upcoming“Myeloid Cells & Innate Immunity in Solid Tumors” eSymposia.Dr. Merad is a leader in immune-oncology research, as well as science policy, recently taking a strong stance against the Foreign Scholars Visa Ban proposed by the Trump Administration.
“Foreign post-docs are major assets to US labs, and form the major research core of most laboratories. It is because of our ability to attract these bright and motivated scientists from all over the world that the US has been able to reach such a prominent place in science,” says Merad.
She explains that impeding their entry could do irreparable harm to the dynamic, vibrant, and competitive academic workforce that ultimately drives US prowess in cutting-edge research and medical innovation.
“It took a lot of investment and vision to get where we are, and at the center of this vision is the decision to welcome scientists from all over the world and empower them to contribute to the US scientific force.”
Hear about Dr. Merad's research and advocacy work on The Scientist Lab Talk Podcast!
Shannon Weiman earned her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Diego, specializing in microbiology and immunology. Prior to joining the Keystone Symposia team, she worked as a freelance writer for leaders in academic, industry and government research, including Stanford University’s Biomedical Innovation Initiative, the University of Colorado’s Biofrontiers Program, UCSF, the FDA and the American Society for Microbiology.