We’re shining a spotlight on Trans scientists, past and present.

If you’re interested in connecting with more scientists, we invite you to search the #TransInSTEM hashtags on Twitter and Instagram.


Robin Aguilar (Twitter handle: @seesmallthings), is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Genome Sciences at the Univeristy of Washington. Their research focuses on computational biology & software development with applications toward microscopy & imaging. Read more about Robin here.


TL Jordan, MSc (Twitter handle: @TLJordanScience), is an immunologist, queer activist & advocate for equity in STEM & academia. Their goal is to continue to make STEM a safe & accessible space for all.

Read more about TL, in their own words.


Sam Long (Twitter handle: @samlong713) is a high school science teacher in Denver, CO. You can check out Sam’s new website on gender-inclusive biology here, and read more about Sam here.


Alan L. Hart (October 4, 1890 – July 1, 1962) was a physician, researcher, and radiologist. Dr. Hart helped implement the use of x-rays in tuberculosis detection & created life-saving TB screening programs.


Dr. Alison Wright (Twitter handle: @WrightohAlison)! is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Munich. Read more about Alison on werepstem.com.

Check out Alison’s personal website here.


Dr. Clara Barker (Twitter handle: @ClaraMBarker) is a thin-film material scientist who manages the Centre for Applied Superconductivity, in the materials department at Oxford University. 

Clara Barker is also the chair of the LGBT+ advisory group to Oxford University and the Dean for Equality and Diversity at Linacre College. In 2018 she won the first diversity role model award from the University. She runs a youth group for LGBTI+ young people and gives many talks in schools and within the University on LGBTI+ inclusion. She is a Stonewall school role model, and presented a talk at a TEDx London event in 2018. She is involved in many projects aimed at improving equity in STEMM subjects by supporting people of diverse backgrounds and is an incoming member of the Royal Societies inclusion committee. For her volunteer work she won a Points of Light Award from the UK Prime Minister in 2017


Roman (Twitter handle: @RomanMathquez) is a proud transgender Latino who studies theoretical math at Auburn University, having recently graduated from the University of Central Florida.


Dr. Barres studied glial cells & was a diversity & equity advocate. He died in Dec. 2017 at age 63 after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Read more about Dr. Barres at Stanford University.