The American Society for Cell Biology Interviews Dr. Ruth Steward

Dr. Ruth Steward is a Principal Investigator at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology and a member of the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Department at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Her research focuses on the role of the new Zfrp8 gene, identified in her lab, in hematopoiesis and oogenesis. She also has a collaboration with Arnold Rabson, head of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey, on the role of the vertebrate Zfrp8 homolog, PDCD2, in human hematopoiesis. In addition, Steward’s lab is investigating the function of the Drosophila Tet gene, the ortholog of human Tet1, 2 and 3, in regulating DNA demethylation.

Steward recently shared her ideas on the contribution of women to the scientific workforce.

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