Women in Science and Health (WISH)

WISH provides scientific and social networking opportunities for faculty in the STEM fields at UAlbany, scientific presentations and discussions of gender equality and work-life balance.

The group in turn offers a framework for mentoring female post-doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates in the STEM fields. WISH was established in 2014 by Elga Wulfert, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Marlene Belfort, Professor of Biology and Scientific Director of the interdisciplinary Life Sciences Initiative.


Ph.D. Career Pathways

Not everyone who earns a Ph.D. ends up becoming a professor. And to learn the range of fields open to those with advanced degrees, UAlbany will begin tracking outcomes for both current doctoral students and alumni.

A consortium made up of the University and the three other SUNY University Centers – the University at Buffalo, Stony Brook University and Binghamton University — was among those selected by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) to collect data on Ph.D. careers in STEM fields and the humanities, with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Read More


Graduate student supervisor Marissa Louis, left, looks on as Sabrina Nichols and Shina Okunoye examine Zika virus strains in biologist Cara Pager’s lab during the eight-week Summer Research Program.