Fátima Sancheznieto, PhD
Dr. Fátima Sancheznieto completed her PhD in Biomedical Sciences through an NIH/Oxford fellowship that was funded by an HHMI Gilliam fellowship. She studied blood stem cell formation during embryogenesis and developed protocols for deriving them from pluripotent stem cells in vitro. During her PhD years at Oxford University she became an advocate for healthy and supportive lab environments and joined the board of directors of the advocacy organization, Future of Research, of which she is now the President. As part of that advocacy work, Dr. Sancheznieto has sat on a working group at the National Institutes of Health tasked with providing recommendations on the NIH’s Next Generation’s Researcher’s Initiative. After a two-year postdoc at UW – Madison studying STEM training environments and programs, specifically for postdocs and graduate students, she became an assistant researcher on the same team, continuing her work on curricular development, training evaluation, and institutional change.