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David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2018
For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.
Captivated by Chromosomes
Captivated by Chromosomes
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2017
Peering through a microscope since age 14, Joseph Gall, now 89, still sees wonder at the other end.
Flickers of Hope
Flickers of Hope
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2017
Li-Huei Tsai began her career in cancer biology, then took a fearless leap into neuroscience, making singular breakthroughs along the way.
Damage Patroller
Damage Patroller
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2017
Stephen Elledge has built a career studying how eukaryotic cells maintain genomic integrity.
Motor Man
Motor Man
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2017
Ron Vale has spent a career studying how molecular motors transport cargo within cells. He’s also developed tools to help scientists communicate their findings.
Fascinated by Folding
Fascinated by Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 3, 2017
Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.
Oceans’ Ambassador
Oceans’ Ambassador
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 17, 2017
Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.
Micronutrients, Macro Impact
Micronutrients, Macro Impact
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2017
At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.
Glia Guru
Glia Guru
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2017
Ben Barres recast glial cells from supporting actors to star performers, crucial for synaptic plasticity in the brain and for preventing neurodegenerative disorders.
Location, Location, Location
Location, Location, Location
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2017
Since first proposing that a cell’s function and biology depend on its surroundings, Mina Bissell continues to probe the role of the extracellular matrix.