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Graduate student Lucia Peixoto investigates the molecular machinery of single cell parasites.Peter Nichols
“I’ve always been fascinated by biology,” says Lucia Peixoto. “I knew I wanted to do research by the time I was 12.” She read Darwin’s Voyage of the Beagle before she was a teenager. Her father bought it on a business trip to Ecuador and carried it home to her in Uruguay.
Undergraduates Matthew Lewandowski and Stefan Sabo present award-winning research at the 2009 Joint Mathematics Meetings.Priya Ratneshwar
Graduate students Andrew Kemp and Simon Engelhart bring new approaches to studying sea level change.Priya Ratneshwar
Since the last ice age peaked about 20,000 years ago, waters flowing from melting glaciers back into the ocean have caused the global sea level to rise by about 410 feet. This change, though large, is one of many natural oscillations linked to the Earth’s cycle of long-term climate change.
Psychologist Robert DeRubeis searches for a better weapon in the battle against depression.Priya Ratneshwar
Biologist Nancy Bonini uses fruit flies to shed light on neurodegenerative diseases.Priya Ratneshwar
From high school biology classes to the laboratories of Nobel Prize-winning geneticists, the halls of science have long valued the Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly. Despite appearances to the contrary, this tiny insect is a powerful genetic model for the human system.
Cosmologist Mark Devlin builds a telescope that floats to the edge of space.Loraine Terrell
Physicist Mark Trodden explores the ways in which unknown forces are manipulating the universe.Blake Cole
Star-gazers take note: Your favorite nighttime guides are on an increasingly rapid retreat.
Biologist Dorothy Cheney and psychologist Robert Seyfarth explore the intelligence underlying baboons' social organization.Loraine Terrell
Undergraduate Rebecca Sternschein traces the brain circuitry of art appreciation.Loraine Terrell
Humans had been making art long before they started recording the history of the race.
"When I was 10 years old, I started rearing butterflies from caterpillars
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