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Discovery’s Crest: A Profile of Marianne Bronner
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2018
Studying how neural crest cells journey through the embryo, this Caltech developmental biologist has revealed how they form major cell types, including peripheral neurons, bone, and smooth muscle.
Genetic Neurologist: A Profile of Huda Zoghbi
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2018
Turning to molecular genetics, the Baylor pediatric neurologist and geneticist works to discover the biological basis for the rare neurological diseases she sees in her patients.
Genome Collector: A Profile of Charles Rotimi
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2018
The NIH epidemiologist has worked to ensure genetic health and population genetics studies contain data from African—not just European—populations.
Muscle Master: Angela Dulhunty
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2018
Having pioneered the study of muscle physiology in mammals, she uncovered how ion channels enable muscle movement.
The Cell’s Integrated Circuit: A Profile of Lucy Shapiro
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2018
Shapiro helped to found the field of systems biology.
Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2018
As the only woman who has piloted the deep-ocean research submersible
, Van Dover is among the few researchers to have explored hydrothermal vents firsthand.
Trauma Biologist: A Profile of Israel Liberzon
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2018
The University of Michigan neuroscientist has developed therapies for patients with PTSD and laboratory models to understand its basis.
Rare Disease Geneticist: A Profile of Uta Francke
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2018
The Stanford University human geneticist identified the genes and genomic abnormalities underlying numerous rare diseases, including Rett syndrome, and advanced the field of molecular diagnostics.
Cancer Evolutionist: A Profile of Charles Swanton
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2018
Motivated by his father’s cancer diagnosis, the Francis Crick Institute cancer geneticist has been revealing the ways tumors evolve and why they are so difficult to treat.
Parasitologist, Reprogrammed: A Profile of David Roos
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2018
After discovering a novel organelle found in protozoan parasites, the University of Pennsylvania’s Roos created a widely used eukaryotic pathogen database.