MAD SCIENCE: Last Thursday meant more than the season's last episode of "Grey's Anatomy" for the Ladies Who Lunch, when a group including Tory Burch, Nancy Kissinger, Patricia Lansing, Shoshanna Gruss and Melania Trump headed to the Rockefeller University campus for the 10th annual Women & Science Spring Lecture.
"Most people don't know what's behind these gates," said Gigi Mortimer of the surprisingly bucolic campus wedged between York Avenue and the FDR Drive. Any men who wandered in might have felt a bit intimidated: "The Y chromosome is not only small, it's gene-poor," pointed out Rockefeller professor Titia de Lange in her speech, much to the delight of the audience. Not to worry, though — many in attendance admitted they were not biochemically inclined. "I wasn't a science girl," Marjorie Gubelmann admitted happily. "I remember when I was eight rigging my science project — I came up with the idea of studying how plants respond to music, so I went and bought some long plants and short plants....The long plants were the ones that responded 'well.' I think I got a pretty good grade on that."