There’s something of a negative image of scientists in the world. Whether they are male or female, most people equate them with being geeky or nerdy and don’t usually equate the sciences with sexiness. This image has changed somewhat in recent years thanks to the likes of Professor Brian Cox and others who have appeared on television shows, however this is only for male scientists. There is still a negative stereotype surrounding females in science, despite the fact there are plenty of women who can show that you can be incredibly intelligent and sexy at the same time.
Dr. Talmesha Richards
After being offered a full academic scholarship a Princeton University and Johns Hopkins, Talmesha Richards chose to go to the Johns Hopkins school of Medicine where she was able to gain a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Her research focused on the effects and biological processes of breast cancer. She is currently the Chief Academic and Diversity Officer at STEMconnector in Washington and has worked as a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins.
Dr. Clio Cresswell
Clio Cresswell is probably best known for her bestselling book the Mathematics of Sex, which went into detail about how math is involved in sex, from online dating websites to formulas involved in orgasms. She has also proposed the 12 bonk rule that states that after 12 sexual partners, people will then choose the best one after that to stay with. The Australian received her PhD in Mathematics from the University of New South Wales.
Dr. Franziska Michor
Franziska Michor got her PhD in 2005 from Harvard University, studying at the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Since then she has worked at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she studies the disease and looks at how it is evolving.
Dr. Olivia Judson
Olivia Judson has worked in biology for a number of years after achieving a PhD in biological sciences at Oxford University. Her particular study of interest is in the sexual behavior of animals and she wrote a bestselling book on the subject in 2002 called Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation that was nominated for numerous awards.
Dr. Heather Knight
Heather Knight is a PhD graduate of Carnegie Mellon, where she studies electrical and mechanical engineering. She has been involved with robotics throughout her life and has set up the Marilyn Monrobot organization that creates robot displays for entertainment and is focused on studying the interaction between robots and humans.
Dr. Tali Sharot
Currently working as a leading member of the Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences at University College London, Tali Sharot received a PhD in psychology from New York. The Israeli born scientist is primarily interested in neuroscience, studying how the brain works in processes such as emotion, decision making and memory.