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On a Thursday afternoon in August, 21-year-old Jana Kobeissi, a fresh graduate of the American University of Beirut, is still on campus, running to class, working in the lab and juggling her life as an accomplished young scientist.This year, Nasr Al Deen, a doctoral candidate at AUB, was also selected to attend the same prestigious meeting, where she sat on a panel with the Nobel laureate professor Peter Agre, discussing "Medical Innovations in Developing Nations"."Yeah," Kobeissi laughed, speaking to The Daily Star at AUB.After graduating this May, the scientist enrolled directly in AUB's Faculty of Medicine.At the end of 2016, Zoghbi was recognized and awarded the "2017 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences" for her discoveries in two disorders.Speaking about their own contributions as women to the sciences in a male-dominated profession, Kobeissi and Nasr Al Deen shared a similar outlook. Similar to Kobeissi, Nasr Al Deen acknowledged that at the graduate level, women were surely more represented than men.
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