Should CYTO Women Go with the Flow? By Virginia Litwin

Should CYTO Women Go with the Flow? By Virginia Litwin

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Should CYTO Women Go with the Flow? By Virginia Litwin

About the Presenter


Virginia Litwin
Charles River Labs

Virginia Litwin is a thought-leader in validation and standardization for flow cytometry. Bringing “Cytometry from Bench-to-Bedside” has been the focus of her professional activities since 1999 when she started working in translational medicine at Bristol-Myers Squibb. 

She co-founded the Flow Cytometry Community within the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). This group published the first papers on flow cytometry method and instrument validation. She was a counselor for the International Society for the Advancement of Cytometry (ISAC) and the International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS). She serves on the ICCS Advocacy Committee whose mission is to interface with regulatory agencies and has been an invited speaker at FDA/NIST on many occasions.

Virginia is the chair of the Document Development Committee for the guidance document, CLSI H62- The Validation of Assays Performed by Flow Cytometry. She edited the book, Flow Cytometry in Drug Discovery and Development, as well as journal special issues: JIM- Flow Cytometry Biomarkers and Translational Medicine (2011); Cytometry Part B- Receptor Occupancy (2015); Cytometry Part B- Cytometry Advancing Next Generation Drug Development (2021).

After obtaining a Ph.D. in Virology/Immunology from the University of Iowa, Virginia joined Lewis Lanier at DNAX as a post-doctoral fellow where she identified the KIR receptor, KIR3DL1 (CD158E1). She has held leadership roles in several contract research organizations. Currently she is a Research Scientist at Charles River Laboratories in Québec, Canada.

Webinar Summary

This webinar will review a wide variety of topics which impact the careers of CYTO Women. The importance of both being a Mentor and a Mentee will be reviewed. Case studies of how Sponsorship can impact an individual career and CYTO Women in general will be presented. Lastly, we will discuss how and when to change the things we cannot accept. Most of the webinar will be Q&A and hopefully a very lively discussion.

CMLE Credit: 1.0


12/20/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/19/2023
12/20/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 01/19/2023
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1.00 CMLE credit  |  Certificate available
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