As we begin to celebrate Women’s History Month, read as Katerina Akassoglou, FNAI of NAI Member Institution the University of California, San Francisco and Gladstone Institutes, discusses why she became an inventor and the importance of diversity in innovation.
Q: What inspired you to become an inventor?
A: I was inspired by solving challenging problems in biology and medicine to develop urgently needed treatments for devastating diseases
Q: What is the importance of having diverse and unique perspectives in the innovation and invention ecosystem?
A: Diverse perspectives accelerate innovation and enable breakthrough inventions with major socioeconomic impact.
To read about Dr. Akassoglou’s work, visit: http://ow.ly/EUZ750N1UyZ