WISDM Speaker

Stephanie Smelyansky, BS

Chemistry | Biology, Chemistry
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Board Seat/Advising, Academic Collaborations

About Stephanie

Stephanie Smelyansky was born and raised in the north suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school, she attended Yale University, where she double majored in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Chemistry. At Yale, Stephanie was active in science outreach and communication, acting as the managing editor of both the Yale Scientific Magazine and Yale DISTILLED, as well as acting as the president of Synapse, a science outreach organization. Now a as a PhD student in the chemistry department at MIT, Stephanie researches the chemical factors that influence the host pathogen interaction, and continues to be active in the MIT community, serving on the board of Women in Chemistry+.

STEM Keywords

anti-microbials, biochemistry, chemical biology, host-microbe interactions, immunology, microbiome

Venture Keywords

anti-microbials, antigen recognition, biochemistry, biopolymers, biosynthetic pathways, chemical biology, diversity, diversity and equity, diversity and inclusion, drug delivery, equity diversity and inclusion, gene and drug delivery, glycobiology, graduate women in stem, host-microbe interactions, immunology, inclusivity and diversity, infectious disease, inflammation, mentoring, microbiology, microbiome, nanoparticles, natural products, polymer chemistry, public engagement, public science, public speaking, Science Communication, science communication and mentoring, science education, science writing, scientific outreach, vaccines, women in science, Women in STEM

Country of Origin

United States

Stephanie's Innovation Activities

Recent Venture Activity


Stephanie In the News

Get to Know WIC: Stephanie Smelyansky

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Science outreach program attracts New Haven students

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Stephanie Awards

NSF GRFP Fellowship

MIT Department of Chemistry Teaching Award

Yale Rosenfeld Science Scholars Fellowship