Dear Colleagues,

Please Save The Date! We will celebrate the 100th Birthday of Rosalind Franklin with a special Board Meeting & Colloquium at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, November 18-19, 2020.

The Rosalind Franklin Society has made tremendous progress in the expansion of tenure track positions, prestigious awards, positions on corporate boards, and leadership in public policy. We take pride in our accomplishments, including the representation of women at the highest levels of research, discovery, teaching, and public policy.

Our impact is tangible and we cannot afford to lose ground. There are new opportunities for us to take advantage of and we are poised to address them.  Your continuing engagement with our work is essential so please mark your calendar now as space will be limited. And of course we look forward to seeing you at HHMI in November.

With every good wish for a happy, healthy, and productive New Year and New Decade.


cc. Rita Colwell, President

      Mary Ann Liebert, Founder

The Rosalind Franklin Society recognizes and celebrates the contributions of outstanding women in the life sciences and affiliated disciplines, promotes broadened opportunities for women in the sciences, and through its many activities motivates new generations of women to this calling.  The Society honors the achievements of Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), a British x-ray crystallographer whose extraordinary work, though largely overlooked and under-appreciated at the time, was crucial to the discovery of DNA’s structure by James Watson and Francis Crick.  The powerful symbolism of her remarkable story drives the Society’s agenda.

The Rosalind Franklin Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3).