Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
The researcher, known for his work on the mTOR signaling pathway, is no longer with MIT’s Whitehead Institute or HHMI following an investigation into his conduct.
Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment
Cell Biologist David Sabatini Fired for Sexual Harassment

The researcher, known for his work on the mTOR signaling pathway, is no longer with MIT’s Whitehead Institute or HHMI following an investigation into his conduct.

The researcher, known for his work on the mTOR signaling pathway, is no longer with MIT’s Whitehead Institute or HHMI following an investigation into his conduct.

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Aubrey de Grey on Leave After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Aubrey de Grey on Leave After Sexual Harassment Allegations
Jef Akst | Aug 11, 2021
Last night, two women publicly accused the famed anti-aging researcher of inappropriately bringing up sex in the workplace, and they say they are not his only victims.
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Sexual Harassment Complaints in Academia Are Up Since 2018
Amanda Heidt | Jun 14, 2021
The NIH shared new data detailing complaints it has received in recent years, the latest in a series of steps taken by funding agencies and professional organizations to address misconduct.
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NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
NAS Considers Expulsion of Two Scientists for Sexual Harassment
Catherine Offord | Apr 14, 2021
The National Academy of Sciences is reviewing complaints about astronomer Geoffrey Marcy and geneticist Francisco Ayala, who left their academic positions following investigations at their institutions.
Moncef Slaoui Fired by GSK Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Moncef Slaoui Fired by GSK Amid Sexual Harassment Claims
Lisa Winter | Mar 24, 2021
The former GlaxoSmithKline executive had led the US government’s Operation Warp Speed COVID-19 vaccine program during the Trump administration.
MIT Unveils Program to Help Grad Students Find a New Adviser
MIT Unveils Program to Help Grad Students Find a New Adviser
Lisa Winter | Mar 9, 2021
Graduate student advocacy groups were central to designing the program, which provides a semester of funding if a trainee needs time to find a new mentor.
MeTooSTEM Leader Admits to Faking Twitter Account
MeTooSTEM Leader Admits to Faking Twitter Account
Amanda Heidt | Aug 4, 2020
BethAnn McLaughlin will step away from the organization after confirming allegations that she posed as @Sciencing_Bi, a fabricated queer indigenous researcher and victim of sexual harassment.
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
Amy Schleunes | Mar 30, 2020
Nine former students and faculty members who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment claims will contribute a portion of the settlement to those whose careers suffered as a result.
More Resignations at MeTooSTEM
More Resignations at MeTooSTEM
Catherine Offord | Feb 25, 2020
The embattled organization is left with only one member of the leadership—the group’s founder, BethAnn McLaughlin, who is accused of bullying.
UT Austin Releases Report of 17 Employee Sexual Misconduct Cases
UT Austin Releases Report of 17 Employee Sexual Misconduct Cases
Lisa Winter | Jan 10, 2020
Offenses ranged from failure to disclose a consensual relationship to stalking and included three faculty members.
NIH Considering New Recommendations on Sexual Harassment Policies
NIH Considering New Recommendations on Sexual Harassment Policies
Emily Makowski | Dec 16, 2019
A working group has put forth suggestions for cracking down on misconduct, such as requiring grant applicants to disclose sexual harassment findings.
Society for American Archaeology Can Ban Harassers from Meetings
Society for American Archaeology Can Ban Harassers from Meetings
Kerry Grens | Dec 3, 2019
Members approve a bylaw change that could prohibit someone guilty of misconduct from attending a conference, following uproar over the presence of a known harasser at a meeting earlier this year.
Scientific Societies Update Policies to Address #MeToo
Scientific Societies Update Policies to Address #MeToo
Diana Kwon | Sep 25, 2019
Many organizations work to confront sexual harassment at conferences.
Scholars Boycott Meeting, Citing Misconduct Accusations
Scholars Boycott Meeting, Citing Misconduct Accusations
Shawna Williams | Aug 30, 2019
The European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE) faces criticism after public allegations emerge that its president engaged in sexual harassment and bullying.
University of Illinois Protected Harassers: Investigation
University of Illinois Protected Harassers: Investigation
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2019
Comparative biosciences professor Valarmathi Thiruvanamalai was among those able to leave the institution quietly despite credible accusations of misconduct, ProPublica reports.
Former Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: Report
Former Yale Professor Sexually Assaulted Five Students: Report
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 21, 2019
An independent investigation ordered by the university finds that at least eight additional students were sexually harassed by D. Eugene Redmond Jr.
Two Professors Leave Johns Hopkins over Misconduct
Two Professors Leave Johns Hopkins over Misconduct
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 24, 2019
The university investigated faculty members from the Department of Anthropology and the School of Medicine for sexual harassment, firing one and recommending another be fired.
#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 10, 2019
Her departure follows her denial of tenure.
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Harassment Common for National Institutes of Health Employees
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2019
More than 20 percent of survey respondents said they had experienced some form of harassment within the last 12 months.
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Montana State Geneticist Resigns After Harassment Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jun 4, 2019
An internal report finds Hikmet Budak touched students inappropriately and discriminated against them based on their country of origin, sex, marriage status, and other factors.