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An entrepreneurial attitude helped this Vienna-based researcher begin to unravel the complex receptor network that Arabidopsis uses to  develop and defend itself.

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The UCLA geneticist examines how defects in a histone protein lead to symptoms throughout the body.

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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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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: Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin

Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017

The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.

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image: Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist

Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist

By Diana Kwon | April 1, 2017

At the University of California, Santa Cruz, the researcher combs the cancer genome, looking for weaknesses.

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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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