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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is WIA?
    Women in Autophagy (WIA) is an international network founded to continue Prof. Beth Levine's dedication to scientific research and mentoring in autophagy. Our network is built to empower women and other under-represented gender identities in the field of autophagy and in the many biomedical ramifications of this area of research. WIA is a volunteer-run initiative that accepts members from any gender, nationality and career stage interested in reversing underrepresentation in the scientific space. Learn more about our Founders and Volunteers.
  • Can I join WIA?
    Of course! Membership is free and open to everyone interested in autophagy!
  • How do I join?
    Becoming a WIA member is very easy! You just need to follow these few steps: Click here to join WIA. If you already have an account on our website, you can Log In using the same button an access all the features and platforms available for members. Click "Sign Up" to access our registration form. Fill out the form, create your password and click "Sign Up". You will shortly receive an email from us confirming your Registration. If you have any further questions, email us at Our volunteers will be happy to help!
  • Why can't I see anything on the job board?
    In order to access the job board, Scientific Advice Forum, or Mentoring forum you must have a public account. To do this: Sign into your member account Go to your account here. Click profile Click make profile public on the right Click confirm.
  • I am a member, but not receiving emails. Why?"
    Our emails may be going to your spam folder. Please add our mailing list email address ( to your contacts. If you continue to have issues, please email us at and we will help you troubleshoot this issue.
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