Sophia Lunt Traces the Effect of Metabolism on Cancer Metastasis
Sophia Lunt Traces the Effect of Metabolism on Cancer Metastasis
The Michigan State University researcher’s lab experiences shaped her interest in the role of glucose in cancer’s spread.
Sophia Lunt Traces the Effect of Metabolism on Cancer Metastasis
Sophia Lunt Traces the Effect of Metabolism on Cancer Metastasis

The Michigan State University researcher’s lab experiences shaped her interest in the role of glucose in cancer’s spread.

The Michigan State University researcher’s lab experiences shaped her interest in the role of glucose in cancer’s spread.

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Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Emily Derbyshire Looks for Malaria’s Vulnerabilities
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2019
The Duke University professor studies the parasite to find a way to thwart infection before it takes hold.
Zach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant PhenotypesZach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant Phenotypes
Zach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant Phenotypes
Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2019
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researcher is fueled by curiosity about how one species’ genome can produce a wide variety of traits.
Jorge Henao-Mejia Explores the Immune System’s Controls
Jorge Henao-Mejia Explores the Immune System’s Controls
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jan 1, 2019
By tying together his understanding of the microbiome and nucleic acids, the UPenn immunologist is decoding the underlying causes of inflammation and disease.
Prachee Avasthi Explores How Cells Build and Maintain Cilia
Prachee Avasthi Explores How Cells Build and Maintain Cilia
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018
The University of Kansas professor is also known for her leadership among early-career researchers.
 Robb Rutledge Pinpoints the Factors That Make Us Happy—Or Not
Robb Rutledge Pinpoints the Factors That Make Us Happy—Or Not
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
The University College London researcher is a pioneer in the use of smartphone apps for psychology research.
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Rotem Sorek Searches for Bacteria’s Defenses Against Viruses
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Using his expertise in microbiology and bioinformatics, he is bringing a new understanding to microbial immune systems.
Avnika Ruparelia’s Fish Reveal Secrets of Muscle Diseases and Aging
Avnika Ruparelia’s Fish Reveal Secrets of Muscle Diseases and Aging
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
The muscle biologist developed a zebrafish model for myofibrillar myopathies and is working with killifish to study muscle regeneration.
Heather Massey Respects Water
Heather Massey Respects Water
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2018
The University of Portsmouth sports scientist and open-water swimmer investigates the human body’s response to extreme conditions.
Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils
Nick Pyenson Reconstructs Bygone Whale Populations Using Fossils
Jim Daley | Jul 1, 2018

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History paleobiologist also studies the evolution of echolocation and special sensory structures in modern whales.