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Candida tropicalis

SHAPE SHIFTER  Candida tropicalis usually grows as a harmless roundish budding yeast (green), but in the presence of two bacteria it stretches into long filaments (brown) that may provoke inflammation in intestines.

KC Huang

“My motivating questions are about understanding the physical challenges bacterial cells face,” says Kerwyn Casey Huang.

Lena Pernas

Toxoplasma is a pretty incredible bug,” says Lena Pernas. But studying the parasite requires gloves, lab coats and goggles. “I wanted hazmat suits.”

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