Findings magazine showcases diverse scientists who do cutting-edge research and lead interesting lives. Each issue also contains brief research highlights, a puzzle or other activity, and online extras.
Neuroscientist, Assistive Technology Designer
Opening Up the Lab
Brad Duerstock's work aims to make science more accessible to people with disabilities. A quadriplegic himself, he also studies spinal cord injury and repair.
Grice studies the bacteria that live on human skin. Her work could lead to new ways to treat chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers.
M.D.-Ph.D. Graduate Student
HIV on the Brain
Hightower searches for genetic mutations that affect HIV's ability to infect the brain.
A Light on Life's Rhythms
Altimus studies how cells, proteins and genes control learning, memory and the body's internal clock.
Drugs from Deep Down
Bachmann searches for compounds in caves that could help with drug development.
Mesmerized by Metals
Palmer tracks metals in brain cells to find out about diseases.
Fats and Flies
Arrese studies fat storage and regulation in insects.
Tracey studies why our immune systems cause illness.
Mountains and Mouse Genes
Churchill uses mouse genetics to study human disease.
The Right Fit
Johnson studies genes in order to personalize prescription drugs.
Zimmer studies glow in the dark proteins.
Eniola-Adefeso studies methods to improve heart disease drugs.
Tishkoff studies evolution and its role in shaping human history and human health.
Past to Present
Thornton studies the evolution of the endocrine system.
A Perfect Mix
Werner-Washburne bridges biology and mathematics in her quest to track the activity of thousands of genes at the same time in living cells.
Asking Good Questions
Sessler's fundamental questions about the way the body controls its temperature have led to major health improvements for surgery patients.
Goodner's college students help him study the genetic secrets of bacteria that can infect both plants and humans.
Biophysicist, former professional basketball player
Enzymes, Magnets, Action!
Kern studies enzymes using NMR spectroscopy.
Secrets of the Killer Snails
Olivera studies how the venom of marine cone snails may be used to treat pain.
Cells in Motion
Bearer is fascinated by how cells in the body move around and change their shape.
Expert on Artificial Intelligence
Taking a Byte Out of Biology
Gaasterland is getting computers to learn how to read the language hidden in our DNA.
A Chance Discovery
Harris is trying to solve the molecular mysteries behind a deadly body-wide infection called sepsis.
Crystals for a Cure
Chang's electron density maps reveal not only the atomic skeleton of a protein but also a work of beauty and perfection.
A Great Divide
Amon's basic research into how cells grow and divide is making important inroads toward understanding the problem of birth defects.
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado,
The Worm Returns
Alvarado uses glow-in-the-dark fluorescent labels to study cells in flatworms.
Kiessling's tailor-made molecules are shedding light on cell "stickiness" and possible treatments for inflammation and other illnesses.