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    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.

    June 14, 2013

    Computer Scientists Get Wet

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Fátima Al-Shahrour
    March 29, 2013

    Applying Bioinformatics to Precision Medicine

    Fátima Al-Shahrour is working to interpret the genome to help select more effective drugs for cancer patients.

    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.

    June 04, 2014

    Luck, Brilliance, and Persistence

    Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner attributes his career success to luck, but we think that other factors were involved.

    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

    Zebrafish Nuclei
    June 07, 2013

    A Research Career in Focus

    Philipp Keller is singularly focused on improving quantitative microscopy techniques, no matter where that takes him.
    June 13, 2008

    Measuring the Impact of Invasive Plants

    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.

    June 29, 2012

    New Technology Pollinates Plant Science

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

    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.

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