• STAT+: ‘I'm just disgusted': How alleged sexual misconduct stole one student's passion for academic science

    3 days ago - By STAT

    It was the summer of 2020, and she couldn't have scripted a better start as a new M.D.-Ph.D. student - at least until everything went so very wrong.
    She'd just been admitted to Washington University in St. Louis. And for a young trainee fascinated with the complex crosstalk between the immune and nervous systems, she'd struck scientific gold - the chance to work in one of the world's top neuro-immunology labs. But things quickly changed. Over the next several months, the student says a postdoctoral mentor coerced her into an unwanted sexual relationship and pressured her to keep it quiet...
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