Early-career researchers: A collection of interviews: a collection of interviews

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Early-career researchers

A collection of interviews

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In a series of interviews with early-career researchers, we explore how they became interested in science, what they are working on at present, and what they hope to achieve in the future.

 

  1. Meredith Schuman was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and is currently leading a junior research group at the German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), where she investigates the ecological roles of genes in populations of wild tobacco plants.

  2. Yunsheng Cheng grew up in a village in Anhui Province in China and received his bachelor's degree from Anhui Normal University. He is currently a graduate student at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences...

  3. Donna MacDuff moved from the UK to the US in 2003 to do a PhD at the University of Minnesota. She is currently an Instructor at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, where she studies how inflammation is controlled during different...

  4. Fanny Cazettes grew up in the south of France and majored in biomedical engineering at the Institut Superieur des BioSciences (ISBS) in Paris. She is currently a PhD student at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she...

  5. Originally from the Netherlands, Peter Hohenstein has been in Edinburgh since 2001 and now has his own group in The Roslin Institute, studying the link between normal kidney development and kidney disease. He is married and has a 4 year old daughter...

  6. Elena Oancea is a tenure-track assistant professor with her own group at Brown University, where she explores the biology of skin pigmentation and the skin’s responses to light. When she is not a scientist, she is a mother but, as her children tell...

  7. Keren Yizhak majored in computational biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is currently a PhD student at the School of Computer Science at Tel-Aviv University, where she uses computational techniques to study biological phenomena...

  8. Maurijn van der Zee is a tenure-track assistant professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands. His primary interest is to understand the genetic and developmental mechanisms that underlie evolutionary change in animals, but recently he has been...

  9. David Dowdy's research on tuberculosis overlaps with a number of different research fields, including public health, economics and epidemiology. "In this world of specialization I think it's critical also to have people who can speak multiple...

  10. “I was drawn into neuroscience in a fairly unusual way,” said Postdoctoral Fellow, Katja Kornysheva. “It happened when I was studying musicology as an undergraduate. My professor gave us a lecture on the neurophysiology of sound processing and I was...

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