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I am a sociologist whose research and teaching interests center on the topics of gender and work, scientific careers and science-based organizations, networks and social structure, and the knowledge economy.   I have two ongoing lines of research, represented above with a wordle made from the text of my published work. The first focuses on gender, work, and scientific careers. My research in this area has addressed sex disparities in research productivity across academic and industrial sectors, gender and motherhood dynamics among science professionals, and gendered decision-making in venture capital contexts, among other topics. My second line of research focuses on formal organizations, regional dynamics, and the science economy. With collaborators, I am engaged in research that examines the influence of inter-organizational network structure on firm-level innovative output, and the determinants of successful regional clustering in the biotechnology industry.