Support The World's Smartest Network

Help the New York Academy of Sciences bring late-breaking scientific information about the COVID-19 pandemic to global audiences. Please make a tax-deductible gift today.

This site uses cookies.
Learn more.


This website uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the website to operate while others offer you a better browsing experience. You give us your permission to use cookies, by continuing to use our website after you have received the cookie notification. To find out more about cookies on this website and how to change your cookie settings, see our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

We encourage you to learn more about cookies on our site in our Privacy policy and Terms of Use.

The Evolution of STEM Research Culture

In this panel, scientists around the world discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has upended the practice of science, interrupted and refocused research, jeopardized funding, and forced pauses in graduate studies and career advancement. The program also explores how the pandemic has brought a renewed public interest in science, and triggered an unprecedented level of global collaboration.

The discussion was presented as part of the New York Academy of Sciences’ 202nd Annual Meeting. The program was hosted by Academy Associate Director of Network Engagement and Membership, Rosanna Volchok, and moderated by Academy President Nicholas Dirks.

The panelists were: Lennart Bergström, PhD, Stockholm University; Mary Collins, PhD, Provost, Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology; Kizzmekia Corbett, PhD, Senior Research Fellow & Scientific Lead, Coronavirus Vaccines & Immunopathogenesis Team, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory, Vaccine Research Center, NIAD/NIH; and Andrea Morris, PhD, Assistant Dean and Director of Career and Professional Development, The Rockefeller University.

For a synopsis of the discussion, please see: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Science Around the World.