CYNTHIA KENYON

Cynthia Kenyon, biochemist and geneticist, is revolutionizing our understanding of aging. She is creating new ways to help us live longer and happier lives by developing methods to slow aging and prevent age-related diseases. As an expert in biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California at San Francisco, she is particularly interested in the influence that […]

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RIVKA CARMI

Professor Rivka Carmi is the first female president of an Israeli research university, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, but her many accomplishments do not stop there. Carmi was born in Israel and is a graduate of Hadassah Medical School of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She completed a residency in pediatrics, a fellowship in neonatology at […]

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FRANÇOISE BARRÉ-SINOUSSI

Retroviruses are viruses whose genomes consist of RNA and whose genes can be incorporated into host cells’ DNA. Viruses usually only stay in the body for a few days; however, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) never goes away. HIV attacks the immune system and causes it to become deficient and not work properly. All viruses must […]

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NINA TANDON

With roughly ten years of experience in tissue engineering and more than eight years in bioreactor design, Nina Tandon bridges the realms of business and science. Tandon received a Ph.D. and postdoc in stem cells and tissue engineering, and an Executive MBA in healthcare entrepreneurship from Colombia University. She was also named a TED senior […]

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BRITTANY WENGER

Brittany Wenger is a nineteen year-old student at Duke University and aspiring pediatric oncologist. After a cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer,  Wenger saw firsthand the impact a diagnosis can have on a young woman and her family.  Because of this, she created Cloud4Cancer, a breast cancer detection app. Cloud4Cancer is a program that teaches the […]

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HELEN BROOKE TAUSSIG

Helen Brooke Taussig is known as the founder of the field of pediatric cardiology. She discovered that “blue babies” had a leaking septum and an undeveloped artery leading from the heart to the lungs. Today, the condition that blue babies used to die from is fixed by the Blalock-Taussig operation. Taussig received the Lasker Award […]

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INTERVIEW WITH LANA CLAY

It is a known fact that women are dramatically underrepresented in the field of science; however, some women are making huge strides to institute change. I was fortunately able to conduct an interview with Lana Clay. Clay and her work have greatly inspired me, and I truly believe that every girl should view her hard-work […]

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