The Women in Science fellowship awards five women postdoctoral scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each for their contributions in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields and their commitment to serving as role models for younger generations.
Sandya commented: “The L’Oreal For Women In Science award allows me to become an independent researcher by providing funding for me to carry out my postdoctoral study. It also has a special significance for me because it’s one of the first awards I remember noticing on my first research mentor, Dr. Sri Sarma’s, desk at Johns Hopkins. She inspired me to choose a research career, and now it’s like coming full circle to say that I have the same award too.”
Sandya hopes to use the funding from the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship to collect data from migraine patients and healthy volunteers.
As a Schmidt Science Fellow at Stanford University, Sandya is working to build an ambulatory physiological monitoring system for the autonomic nervous system to test in chronic migraine patients.
For more information about the L’Oréal USA 2021 For Women in Science Fellows, visit: https://www.loreal.com/en/usa/pages/group/fwis/.