Study reveals the hidden contributions of women to science

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Feb. 7, 2019 - In a study funded by SF BUILD and published in the journal Genetics, researchers showed that female programmers made substantial contributions to the field of theoretical population genetics — but historically, they were often mentioned only in acknowledgements sections of research papers rather than being credited as authors. Co-author and SF State Assistant Professor of Biology Rori Rohlfs received funding for the research through the SF BUILD Faculty Agents of Change group to implement a collaborative research model for undergraduate students. All seven of the students she worked with, now SF State alumni, are co-authors on the paper.

Read about the study in SF State Newsthe Atlanticthe San Francisco Chronicle, and KCBS