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ASP Newsletter: Spring 2021, Volume 57, Issue 1
In 2020, PLOS Biology published their list of the 100,000 most influential scientists with regards to their publication citations and impact on the field, both in regards to career-long and single year impacts. This list includes at least 47 ASP members, some of whom are still active while others trace their impact back to the founding of the society. A few of these members are highlighted here.
February 11 was International Day of Women and Girls in Science, a United Nations initiative actioning “full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality.” It was empowering to see so many women being celebrated, and celebrating themselves, for the work we are doing to break barriers and become the role models we wish we had. I sat down to listen to two incredible women, Dr. Mandë Holford and ASP member Dr. Marcy Balunas, talk about the exciting research they are doing in the field of natural products.
Over the last eight or so months there have been a series of papers, some short, some long, covering what can be considered as four major topics: natural products, repurposing of approved drugs, use of old vaccines as potential methods of alleviating the effects of CoV-2, and an idea of what needs to be done in the future.