We first encountered this week’s #WiSEWednesday honoree at last summer’s WiSE BBQ (she was attending CSHL’s Chromatin, Epigenetics and Gene Expression Course) and we haven’t stopped being inspired by her!
Boehm is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the NIH, where she’s working at the National Cancer Institute to develop improved super-resolution (we’re talking nanoscale!) microscopy tools to look at what’s going on in cells when genes are (and aren’t) being expressed. Before this, she earned a PhD in physics from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, where she came up with a way to combine two powerful existing microscopy techniques into an even more powerful one called 4Pi-RESOLFT.
While still a PhD candidate, Boehm created a platform, “Women in Research” to connect female scientists from around the world to collaborate, support one another, and share resources. You can find it on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WomenInResearch/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/Women_Research).
She serves as an ambassador for eLife's Early-Career Advisory Group and Accelerating Science and Publication in Biology (ASAPbio). She attended the 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings (a yearly get-together of hundreds of undergraduates, grad students, & postdocs from around the world with around 30 Nobel Laureates) and she published a series of interviews with some of this year's female attendees: https://womeninresearchblog.wordpress.com/
We encourage you to learn more about Boehm at her website: http://ulrikeboehm.org/
Photo Credit: Constance Brukin