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  1. Lawrence David
    Humans

    Lawrence David’s gut check gets personal

    Computational biologist Lawrence David regularly opens himself to new scientific challenges, including tracking his own microbiome.

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  2. Anna Frebel
    Astronomy

    Anna Frebel digs a young universe

    Astronomer Anna Frebel has discovered record-breaking stars, including the most pristine in the galaxy.

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  3. Jeremy Freeman
    Neuroscience

    Jeremy Freeman seeks to simplify complex brain science

    As a group leader at the Janelia Research Campus, Jeremy Freeman is equal parts neuroscientist, computer coder and data visualization whiz.

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  4. Shayan Oveis Gharan
    Computing

    Shayan Oveis Gharan finds the shortest route to success

    Theoretical computer scientist Shayan Oveis Gharan has identified connections between unrelated fields to tackle the traveling salesman problem.

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  5. Melissa Omand
    Oceans

    Melissa Omand’s clever tech follows the fate of ocean carbon

    Drawn to the water early, oceanographer Melissa Omand now leads research cruises studying how carbon and nutrients move through the seas.

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  6. Tenio Popmintchev
    Physics

    Tenio Popmintchev fits X-ray laser on a tabletop

    Laser physicist Tenio Popmintchev has created a Swiss-army-knife tool made of light.

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  7. William Detmold headshot
    Particle Physics

    William Detmold: Looking deep into atoms’ hearts

    MIT theoretical physicist William Detmold probes the fundamental bits of matter that combine to form the nuclei of atoms.

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  8. Benyam Kinde headshot
    Genetics

    Benyam Kinde: Gene expression and Rett syndrome

    M.D.-Ph.D. student Benyam Kinde studies how genetic changes affect brain cells’ activity in Rett syndrome.

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  9. Isaac Kinde headshot
    Health & Medicine

    Isaac Kinde: Finding cancer via altered genes

    Isaac Kinde helped create a technology that can spot cancers early to give patients a better chance at survival.

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  10. Priya Rajasethupathy headshot
    Neuroscience

    Priya Rajasethupathy: Memories mark DNA

    Neuroscientist Priya Rajasethupathy has discovered a tiny molecule that may turn off part of the genome to help the brain store long-term memories.

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  11. Steve Ramirez
    Neuroscience

    Steve Ramirez: Erasing fear memories

    Neuroscientist Steve Ramirez is manipulating memories in mice to one day erase fearful memories of PTSD.

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  12. Sarah Reisman headshot
    Chemistry

    Sarah Reisman: Better synthesis of natural compounds

    Chemist Sarah Reisman is trying to find new ways to build complicated chemical compounds found in nature.

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