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Stanford researcher Helen Blau

Pioneers in science

When Carla Shatz, PhD, and Helen Blau, PhD, came to Stanford in 1978, they were two of the first women to be hired on the tenure track for basic science faculty. Over the decades, as their professional and personal paths have diverged and converged, they have remained friends.

In the video below, Shatz and Blau discuss the courses their paths have taken and reflect on the rewards and challenges of their lives as scientists.

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