Karen Hopkin

Recent Articles

Persuasion Power

By | October 1, 2008

Ed Liu has produced innovative translational research and a world-class genome institute using his undeniable intellect - and charm.

Making Pretty Pictures

By | June 1, 2007

Sure, the images Kit Pogliano takes of bacterial proteins are breathtaking, but the science is even more so.

The Chromosome Queen

By | April 1, 2007

Nancy Kleckner, who grew up with molecular genetics, has answered some of the field's most important questions.

Fire Fly

By | March 1, 2007

UC Berkeley's Mike Levine almost became a physician. Lucky for research, he didn't.

From Buckets of Banana Mash

By | March 1, 2007

Genizon CSO Tim Keith's cautious but rigorous approach has made it possible for companies to separate real data from noise.

Making Life Possible

By | February 1, 2007

JoAnne Stubbe's determination has unlocked the secrets of ribonucleotide reductase.

Watching Bacteria Eat

By | January 1, 2007

Hans Kornberg has spent his career figuring out bacterial metabolism - and has had a very good time doing it.

Physics Meets the Brain

By | December 1, 2006

How Terry Sejnowski went from a grad student in theoretical physics to computational neuroscience's White Knight.

View all authors

Popular Now

  1. First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
  2. A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain
    The Scientist A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain

    In mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease. 

  3. Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation
  4. Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
    Features Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors

    And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.