Karen Fleming

Professor of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University

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Do what you love.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Lead a team of researchers on discovery science projects, teach classes, mentor students

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I always liked science and wanted to do something besides be a medical doctor. I like the creativity of thought that scientific research career affords.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

I wish younger me had enjoyed the process more.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I love the creativity; I love working with new young scientists; I love discussing science with others; I love applying math and computer programming to biological problems.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Do what you love.

INSPO / FUN FACT

The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.

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