MIT Star Wars: competitive neuroscientist benches brilliant female PhD

November 20, 2006

Prospective hire was intimidated: Eleven MIT professors have accused a powerful colleague, a Nobel laureate, of interfering with the university’s efforts to hire a rising female star Alla Karpova. Prof. Susumu Tonegawa emailed Karpova claiming that neither he nor his team would mentor, interact, or collaborate with her if she accepted the MIT post.

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