From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey
From Nature Lover to Structural Biologist: A Scientist’s Journey

A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.

A gift of medical books from an unlikely source spurred Chrystal Starbird’s scientific career. She talks about what motivates her research on cell surface receptors and the obstacles she has faced as a Black woman in academia.

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Image of the Day: Amoeba Nibbles
Image of the Day: Amoeba Nibbles
Chia-Yi Hou | May 2, 2019
A pathogenic amoeba species ingests parts of human cells and steals human cell membrane proteins to display on its own surface.
Molecular Trigger for Organ Rejection in Mice Identified
Molecular Trigger for Organ Rejection in Mice Identified
Diana Kwon | Jun 27, 2017
The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.  
Image of the Day: Lights, Camera, T Cells!
Image of the Day: Lights, Camera, T Cells!
The Scientist Staff | May 30, 2017
The fluid motions of a T cell’s microvilli, scanning their environment for antigens, are captured in 3-D and in real time.