Cell biologist gives the endoplasmic reticulum a makeover
Courtesy of Gia Voeltz
Gia Voeltz, 43
University of Colorado Boulder | Cell biology
Graduate school: Yale
Gia Voeltz didn’t set out to rewrite biology textbooks. She just wanted to make a movie.
A cell biologist at the University of Colorado Boulder, Voeltz was studying a humble part of the cell called the ER, for endoplasmic reticulum. In illustrations, it’s the pile of wavy lines floating near the nucleus.