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Nathan Ni, PhD

Nathan Ni earned a PhD in Physiology from Queen's University in 2013, where he investigated the role of inflammatory leukotriene pathways in myocardial infarction. He then underwent a two-year postdoctoral training stint at Toronto's University Health Network, where he looked at the effects of aging on stem cell effectiveness. Nathan joined The Scientist’s Creative Services Team in December 2016 and is currently an Associate Science Editor.

Articles by Nathan Ni, PhD
Dendritic Cell activate T cells, trigger immune responses, they are responsible of cells protection of the body.
Circadian Signaling Affects T Cell Responses to Vaccination
Nathan Ni, PhD | Aug 9, 2023 | 3 min read
Annie Curtis’s research team revealed how circadian rhythm-regulated mitochondrial metabolism drives dendritic cell antigen presentation activity.
Sir Richard Roberts won the 1993 Nobel Prize “for their discoveries of split genes.” 
How Restriction Enzymes Changed Biology
Nathan Ni, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 4 min read
Endonuclease R changed Richard Roberts’ career trajectory and created an industry.
Doug Hanahan worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1982. 
Cellular Competence: Making Recombinant DNA Accessible
Nathan Ni, PhD | Jun 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Coaxing bacteria into taking up recombinant DNA was arduous until Douglas Hanahan took action.
Exploring how spatial relationships drive heart function
Mapping Out What Makes the Heart Tick
Nathan Ni, PhD | Jun 27, 2022 | 3 min read
A novel atlas reveals region-specific links between structural, mechanical, and genetic properties within the heart.
Mapping the Brain in 3-D
Mapping the Brain in 3-D
Nathan Ni, PhD | Oct 5, 2021 | 1 min read
3-D brain atlases help scientists better understand brain function in physiological and pathological situations.
Laptop displays CRISPR poster.
The Next Generation of CRISPR-Cas Systems
Nathan Ni, PhD | Feb 4, 2021 | 1 min read
Researchers reinvent genome editing with new CRISPR-Cas systems.