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.
Alfred Atanda Jr.,
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Alfred Atanda's research on the causes of elbow injuries in young baseball pitchers could help prevent these athletes from sustaining injury.
Hooked on Heme
Emily Scott's research on a family of enzymes could lead to ways to treat prostate or breast cancers and prevent lung cancer in smokers.
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.
Elizabeth 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
George Hightower searches for genetic mutations that affect HIV's ability to infect the brain.
A Light on Life's Rhythms
Cara Altimus studies how cells, proteins and genes control learning, memory and the body's internal clock.
Drugs from Deep Down
Brian Bachmann searches for compounds in caves that could help with drug development.
Mesmerized by Metals
Amy Palmer tracks metals in brain cells to find out about diseases.
Fats and Flies
Estela Arrese studies fat storage and regulation in insects.
Kevin Tracey studies why our immune systems cause illness.
Mountains and Mouse Genes
Gary Churchill uses mouse genetics to study human disease.
The Right Fit
Julie Johnson studies genes in order to personalize prescription drugs.
Marc Zimmer studies glow in the dark proteins.
Lola Eniola-Adefeso studies methods to improve heart disease drugs.
Srah Tishkoff studies evolution and its role in shaping human history and human health.
Past to Present
Joe Thornton studies the evolution of the endocrine system.
Mimicking Mother Nature
Erik Sorensen specializes in making natural products.
Living With Huntington's
Cynthia McMurray studies how Huntington's disease destroys cells.
Atul Butte uses computers to re-classify diseases.
Mastering Stem Cells
Peggy Goodell pursues the properties and uses of stem cells.
Luisa Ann DiPietro studies wound healing.
Stephen Eubank studies social networks.
Drew Endy blends engineering, biology, and computer programming to find out how life works.
Cynthia Otto studies sepsis, a dramatic, full-body reaction to an injury or illness.
Recipe for Sleep
Chiara Cirelli studies the basic biology of sleep
Hunting a Killer
Yuri Lazebnik studies cell fusion and cancer.
The Humpty Dumpty Dilemma
Neil Kelleher uses "top-down" mass spectrometry to weigh proteins
Mavis Agbandje-McKenna studies how viruses infect cells.
Science Without Borders
Dyann Wirth works with researchers throughout the world to study malaria.
The Family Business
David Baker custom designs computer software to predict the three-dimensional shapes of proteins.
The Forces That Bind
Andrés García studies cell stickiness to create new biomaterials that can heal bones.
Getting the Lead Out
Hilary Godwin studies the chemistry of lead poisoning.
Bugging the Bugs
Bonnie Bassler studies how bacteria communicate with each other.
Life Is Sweet
Ram Sasisekharan studies sugar molecules called carbohydrates.
A Sting of Love
Gene Robinson studies honeybee behavior.
Serrine Lau studies the role of genes in the body's response to chemical exposure.
A Perfect Mix
Maggie 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
Daniel Sessler's fundamental questions about the way the body controls its temperature have led to major health improvements for surgery patients.
Brad 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!
Dorothee Kern studies enzymes using NMR spectroscopy.
Secrets of the Killer Snails
Baldomero Olivera studies how the venom of marine cone snails may be used to treat pain.
Cells in Motion
Elaine 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
Terry Gaasterland is getting computers to learn how to read the language hidden in our DNA.
A Chance Discovery
Hobart Harris is trying to solve the molecular mysteries behind a deadly body-wide infection called sepsis.
Crystals for a Cure
Geoffrey 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
Angelika 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
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado uses glow-in-the-dark fluorescent labels to study cells in flatworms.
Laura Kiessling's tailor-made molecules are shedding light on cell "stickiness" and possible treatments for inflammation and other illnesses.