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The autobiography of a transgender scientist

Author: Ben Barres; Nancy Hopkins
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2020. ©2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First MIT Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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A leading scientist describes his life, his gender transition, his scientific work, and his advocacy for gender equality in science. --
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Ben Barres
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Barres; Nancy Hopkins
ISBN: 0262539543 9780262539548
OCLC Number: 1140734237
Description: xviii, 142 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Nancy Hopkins --
Introduction --
Life. Growing up --
Gender confusion while growing up --
MIT --
Medical training --
Doctoral training --
Postdoctoral years --
Starting out at Stanford --
Transitioning from Barbara to Ben --
Science. Development of methods to purify and culture CNS neurons --
Why do CNS neurons fail to regenerate their axons after injury? --
Understanding oligodendrocyte development, node of Ranvier Formation, and myelination --
Development of methods to purify and culture astrocytes and elucidation of the astrocyte transcriptome --
Elucidation of active roles of astrocytes in synapse formation and function --
Elucidation of active roles of astrocytes and microglia in synapse pruning --
Understanding human astrocytes : is there an astrocytic basis to humanity? --
Development of new tools to study microglia --
Studies of blood-brain barrier formation --
Understanding reactive astrocytes and their roles in neurodegenerative diseases --
Founding a biotech company --
Advocacy. Mentoring young scientists --
Training young scientists about human biology and disease --
Helping women in science --
Summing up --
Trainees in the Barres Lab.
Responsibility: Ben Barres ; foreword by Nancy Hopkins.

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A leading scientist describes his life, his gender transition, his scientific work, and his advocacy for gender equality in science. --

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