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Monir Moniruzzaman Studies the Secrets of Giant Viruses
The University of Miami researcher studies how a mysterious group of supersized viruses infects and influences the evolution of their hosts.
Monir Moniruzzaman Studies the Secrets of Giant Viruses
Monir Moniruzzaman Studies the Secrets of Giant Viruses

The University of Miami researcher studies how a mysterious group of supersized viruses infects and influences the evolution of their hosts.

The University of Miami researcher studies how a mysterious group of supersized viruses infects and influences the evolution of their hosts.

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Connor Lynch | Feb 14, 2022 | 4 min read
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Roxanne Beltran Dives into Seal Research
Lisa Winter | Jan 17, 2022 | 3 min read
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Brooke Gardner Probes the Cell’s Peroxisomes
Chloe Tenn | Dec 1, 2021 | 3 min read
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James M. Gaines | Nov 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The Northwestern University researcher studies how adaptive immune cells influence neurodegenerative disease.
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Annie Melchor | Oct 1, 2021 | 3 min read
The Columbia University neuroscientist researches the biology behind some of our most human experiences, including building family relationships. 
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Shane Campbell-Staton Dissects the Anthropocene
Lisa Winter | Sep 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The Princeton University evolutionary biologist studies how animals are changing due to human activity.
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Darby Saxbe Digs into Relationships’ Effects on Human Biology
Shawna Williams | Aug 1, 2021 | 3 min read
In her current work, the University of Southern California psychologist is examining how the transition to fatherhood affects men’s brains.
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Izzy Jayasinghe Harnesses Cutting-Edge Microscopy to Image Cells
Shawna Williams | Jul 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The University of Sheffield researcher devises new protocols to gain molecular-level insights.
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Adriana L. Romero-Olivares Tracks Fungi’s Response to Climate Change
Amanda Heidt | Jun 1, 2021 | 3 min read
The New Mexico State University soil microbiologist uses molecular tools to understand how fungi are adapting to a warming world and what that might mean for global nutrient cycles.
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Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2021 | 3 min read
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Lisa Winter | Mar 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The biologist’s undergraduate-centered lab allows students to play a meaningful role in research.
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Shawna Williams | Feb 1, 2021 | 3 min read
The University of California, Davis, professor is a pioneer in teasing apart the changes in gene expression that drive root development.
Celine Frere Chases Dragons and Koalas to Learn How They Adapt
Max Kozlov | Jan 1, 2021 | 4 min read
The biologist at the University of Sunshine Coast in Australia wants to understand why some animal species adapt well to urbanization, while others fall flat.
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