SN 10

  1. M. Ehsan Hoque
    Computing

    M. Ehsan Hoque develops digital helpers that teach social skills

    Computer scientist M. Ehsan Hoque programs emotionally attuned assistants that bring people together.

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  2. KC Huang
    Life

    KC Huang probes basic questions of bacterial life

    A physicist by training, Kerwyn Casey Huang tries to understand cell shape, movement and growth.

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  3. Astronomy

    David Kipping seeks new and unexpected worlds

    Astronomer David Kipping became “the moon guy” by deciding no idea is too crazy.

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  4. Chong Liu
    Chemistry

    Chong Liu one-ups plant photosynthesis

    Chong Liu mixes bacteria and inorganics into systems that can generate clean energy better than a leaf.

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  5. Lena Pernas
    Life

    Lena Pernas sees parasitic infection as a kind of Hunger Games

    In studies of Toxoplasma, parasitologist Lena Pernas has reframed infection as a battle between invader and a cell’s mitochondria.

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  6. Kay Tye
    Neuroscience

    Kay Tye improvises to understand our inner lives

    To figure out how rich mental lives are created by the brain, neuroscientist Kay Tye applies “a new level of neurobiological sophistication.”

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  7. Christina Warinner
    Anthropology

    Christina Warinner uncovers ancient tales in dental plaque

    Molecular biologist Christina Warinner studies calculus, or fossilized dental plaque, which contains a trove of genetic clues to past human diet and disease.

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  8. Luhan Yang
    Health & Medicine

    Luhan Yang strives to make pig organs safe for human transplants

    A bold approach to genome editing by biologist Luhan Yang could alleviate the shortage of organs and ease human suffering.

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  9. Aneil Agrawal
    Life

    Aneil Agrawal unites math and mess

    Evolutionary geneticist Aneil Agrawal is equally at home with real and hypothetical fruit flies.

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  10. Phil Baran
    Health & Medicine

    Phil Baran finds simple recipes for complex molecules

    Chemist Phil Baran draws on artistry and creativity to efficiently synthesize molecules that could improve people's lives.

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  11. Jessica Cantlon
    Neuroscience

    Jessica Cantlon seeks the origins of numerical thinking

    Cognitive neuroscientist Jessica Cantlon wants to find out how humans understand numbers and where that understanding comes from.

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  12. Qian Chen
    Materials Science

    Qian Chen makes matter come alive

    Materials scientist Qian Chen is coaxing nanomaterials to self-assemble in new and unexpected ways.

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