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The Purdue University researcher is one of the first to examine the molecular processes that underlie infection by soil microbes.

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image: Annina Schmid Dissects Nerve Disorders

Annina Schmid Dissects Nerve Disorders

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

A background in physiotherapy helps the Oxford-based researcher mix basic science with clinical work to better understand pain stemming from nerve compression.

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The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.

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image: Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction

Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction

By Shawna Williams | November 1, 2017

The Dartmouth College professor uses optogenetics to probe the neurological routes of habitual behavior.

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The 38-year-old synthetic biologist comes from a long line of tinkerers and engineers.

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At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.

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image: John Iversen Explores our Perception of Musical Rhythm

John Iversen Explores our Perception of Musical Rhythm

By Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan | March 1, 2017

At the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, the researcher studies the neurobiology of music perception.

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image: Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain

Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2017

The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior

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image: Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries

Jason Castro Tackles Olfactory Mysteries

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Assistant Professor, Bates College. Age: 37

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image: Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion

Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion

By Andy Extance | August 1, 2016

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Age: 34

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