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Annina Schmid Dissects Nerve Disorders
Catherine Offord | Jan 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.
Neslihan Taş Studies Permafrost Microbes as They’re Roused by a Warming Climate
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2017
The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher’s work will help predict how the Arctic is responding to climate change—and the global effects of those changes.
Kyle Smith Shines a Light on Addiction
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2017
The Dartmouth College professor uses optogenetics to probe the neurological routes of habitual behavior.
Harald Janovjak Bends Cells and Receptors to His Will
Aggie Mika | Oct 1, 2017
The 38-year-old synthetic biologist comes from a long line of tinkerers and engineers.
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.
Emily Balskus Pins Down the Chemistry and Metabolism of Human Microbiomes
Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan | Jul 17, 2017
At Harvard University the chemical biologist looks for new metabolic pathways to investigate how gut bacteria interact with one another and their hosts.
Amélie Gaudin studies how plants survive harsh environments
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
The UC Davis agroecologist grew up on a farm and now works to help farmers grow more resilient crops.
Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.
Angela Brooks: Splicing Specialist
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
At the University of California, Santa Cruz, the researcher combs the cancer genome, looking for weaknesses.
John Iversen Explores our Perception of Musical Rhythm
Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan | Mar 1, 2017
At the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, the researcher studies the neurobiology of music perception.