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A Look At The Salk Institute Since Gender Discrimination Settlements

The Salk Institute pictured in this undated photo.

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Above: The Salk Institute pictured in this undated photo.

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With lawsuits now settled, a new story examines the culture at The Salk Institute and what may be in store for the next generation of women scientists at the scientific research institute in La Jolla.

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Aired: April 24, 2019 | Transcript

It's been almost two years since a trio of gender discrimination lawsuits were filed against The Salk Institute alleging the Salk is home to an “old boys club” culture that is hostile to female professors.

With the lawsuits now settled, a new story examines the culture at the Salk and what may be in store for the next generation of women scientists at the research institute in La Jolla.

Mallory Pickett, a Los Angeles-based journalist wrote the story in The New York Times Magazine. She joins Midday Edition Wednesday to talk about what she learned about the struggles women at scientific institutions face and what can be done about it.

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