Karen Fleming

Professor of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University


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 and 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 quote / fun fact / role model

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

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