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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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.
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.
Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Italian Institute Revokes Appointment of Cancer Researcher
Catherine Offord | Jul 7, 2020
Pier Paolo Pandolfi left Harvard University last year following allegations of sexual harassment, and has since been accused of research misconduct.
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 Official Resigned After Sexual Misconduct Probe
NIH Official Resigned After Sexual Misconduct Probe
Shawna Williams | Nov 6, 2019
Staff were told in August that the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s scientific director Antonello Bonci was leaving to pursue a new opportunity, with no mention of the complaints against him.
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.
NIH Vows to Do Better in Countering Sexual Harassment
NIH Vows to Do Better in Countering Sexual Harassment
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2019
The agency gives an accounting of grantees and staffers penalized for their behavior last year.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Neil deGrasse Tyson Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 3, 2018
Two new allegations surfaced last week, following an earlier accusation of rape.
Dartmouth Faces Lawsuit Over Sexual Misconduct by Professors
Dartmouth Faces Lawsuit Over Sexual Misconduct by Professors
Catherine Offord | Nov 15, 2018
Seven women are suing the university over alleged assault, harassment, and discrimination by three prominent scientists.
Vanderbilt Professor on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations
Vanderbilt Professor on Leave After Sexual Assault Allegations
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 1, 2018
Only after the accusations appeared on Twitter did Vanderbilt suspend neuroscientist David Sweatt.
Q&A: Scientist and Advocate BethAnn McLaughlin
Q&A: Scientist and Advocate BethAnn McLaughlin
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2018
The neuroscientist talks about her experiences with trying to change how the scientific community copes with sexual assault and harassment.
Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2018
Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.
National Academies: Policies Must Change to Curb Sexual Harassment
National Academies: Policies Must Change to Curb Sexual Harassment
Ashley Yeager | Jun 12, 2018
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that despite increased attention on inappropriate behavior, efforts to reduce misconduct have not worked.
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2018
The organization says election to the NAS is for life.
Wellcome Trust Makes Reporting Harassment Mandatory
Wellcome Trust Makes Reporting Harassment Mandatory
Diana Kwon | May 4, 2018
The UK-based biomedical research charity says researchers or institutions that fail to report misconduct will risk losing grants.
Sexual Misconduct by Staff Widespread at UK Universities: Report
Sexual Misconduct by Staff Widespread at UK Universities: Report
Diana Kwon | Apr 3, 2018
In a survey of more than 1,000 current and former students, 41 percent indicate experiences with faculty and other employees ranging from sexualized comments to rape.