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October 17, 2008

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Life

A microbiologist, a mechanical engineer, and a chemist tell Science Careers how they ended up in synthetic biology.

June 14, 2013

Computer Scientists Get Wet

By picking up the fundamentals of biology, computer scientists are contributing to the life sciences.

January 20, 2012

Genetic Engineering on Steroids

Synthetic biologist Ron Weiss has moved from programming computers to programming cells.

January 22, 2010

Quantitative Biomedical Careers

Physicists, mathematicians, and others are finding new ways to apply quantitative skills to biomedical sciences.

August 13, 2010

Scientist's Work Bridges Math and Cancer

Franziska Michor's research skills involve equations and computers, but her goal is clinical: to eliminate cancer.

September 17, 2010

Expanding the Genetic Code

Trained as a chemist, Jason Chin is rewriting central dogmas of biology by coaxing cells to make proteins containing novel amino acids.

June 29, 2012

New Technology Pollinates Plant Science

Advances in genetics and molecular biology are providing fresh tools for solving agricultural problems.

April 03, 2009

A Quiet Scientist Returns to His Roots.

Tiago Fleming Outeiro visited several countries and applied research environments before returning home to Portugal and fundamental biology.

August 13, 2010

Improving Science through Animal Welfare

First trained as a biology and geology teacher, Portuguese researcher Nuno Henrique Franco looks to improve science by improving animal welfare.

June 13, 2008

An Adventurous Physicist

Chave learned the ecology, molecular biology, and chemistry he needed by talking to colleagues, going to seminars, and reading papers.

April 29, 2011

Taking Mathematics to Heart

Mathematician John Wesley Cain works with clinicians, physicists, and engineers in a field called cardiac electrophysiology.

August 05, 2011

From Mycology to Oncology

Wilma Lingle started out studying mushrooms but transformed herself into a Mayo Clinic breast cancer researcher and the manager of two core facilities.

July 17, 2009

A Career Revisiting Classical Biological Problems

Nenad Ban made a name for himself by finally cracking the crystal structures of complex macromolecules.

September 02, 2011

A Father-and-Son Journey Into Synthetic Biology

Justin Siegel rationally engineered unnatural enzymes partly thanks to technology his dad helped develop.

February 03, 2012

Game On: Education as Play

Game designer and former biologist Jeremy Friedberg won an honorable mention in this year's Science Visualization Challenge

May 16, 2008

Dynamo Walking

"Betty got it right away. You've got to do the work. And I really think that's Betty. She's willing to make the sacrifices necessary to reach her goals." --Eric Grotzinger

May 21, 2010

Hard Work and Drive Propel a Scientist From China to the United States

A passion for learning led University of California, Berkeley, virologist Fenyong Liu across the Pacific and into top American labs.

October 22, 2010

Making a Difference in the Classroom and on the Stage

Molecular biologist Jeff Polish loves an audience, whether they're sitting at desks or on chairs.

June 13, 2008

A Self-Made Climber

Nowadays, "most researchers, especially forest ecologists, are incorporating climate change impacts into their research," says canopy ecologist Catherine Cardelús.

March 27, 2009

Special Feature: Not What You Thought You'd Be Doing

A visual artist, a cartoonist, and a winemaker, all with backgrounds in science, are pursuing unexpected--yet hugely satisfying--careers.