Kavli Center Colloquium: Amy Marcus on her new Book ‘We the Scientists’ | 4/24/23


Headshot of Amy Marcus

Amy Dockser Marcus

Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter,

The Wall Street Journal


The Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning WSJ reporter and author, Amy Dockser Marcus. Amy will talk about her new book, "We the Scientists," which chronicles the story of a group of activist parents and scientists who join forces to develop a drug to treat a rare disease. 

For more than half a century, medical advances have been driven by investigators launching experiments inside labs. Science is often conducted in isolation and geared toward the long view. This is the story of a group of people who tried to force the lab doors open: parents whose children had been diagnosed with a rare and fatal genetic condition known as Niemann-Pick disease type C.

-Penguin Random House description

This event is part of the Kavli Center's Fellows Colloquium


  • When: Monday, April 24th, 3–4pm PT
  • WhereSutardja Dai Hall (room TBD), UC Berkeley (In-person preferred, hybrid available to those out of town)
  • Who: All