iBiology and our partners the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University are proud to announce the four winners of the 2017 Young Scientist Seminars’ (YSS) competition! They will attend a workshop at the iBiology headquarters at UCSF, May 30-June 2, 2017 and record their 30-minute research talks in our green screen studio. These talks will be posted on iBiology.org as part of the Young Scientist Seminars, a video series showcasing the work of young scientists.
Tyler A. Allen is a graduate student at North Carolina State University where he studies how cells exit blood vessels through a process known as angiopellosis.
Eleanor Bath is a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church College, Oxford University, where she studies how mating makes female flies fight.
Aaron Pomerantz is a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studies how butterflies produce such a beautiful array of colors within their wings.
Katie Thompson-Peer is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where she studies how nerve cells recover after injury.
We’d also like to recognize the seven finalists of the YSS competition!
Jessie Butts is a graduate student in the UCSF-UC Berkeley BioEngineering Program and conducts research at the Gladstone Institutes, where she has developed a novel method to differentiate V2a interneurons from human pluripotent stem cells.
Helen Lai is a graduate student at Duke University where she studies how the budding yeast regulates the timing of cellular events.
Bonnie McGill is a graduate student at the Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station where she studies inorganic carbon cycling in row crop soils.
Kayla Peck completed her doctoral work at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill where she studied how deadly viruses are able to make the jump from infecting animals to infecting humans.
Beth Reinke is a graduate student at Dartmouth College interested in visual signalling, pigment physiology, and the evolution of color.
Meera Shenoy is a graduate student at the University of California, San Francisco, where she studies how microbes interact with one another and the human host.
Longfei Shu is a postdoctoral fellow at Washington University in St. Louis where he studies the molecular basis of evolution, with special focus on species interactions and adaptation to changing environments.
The Young Scientist Seminars are being funded by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which accelerates support for medical research through recognition of scientific excellence, public education, and advocacy. The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is leading the training for the four winners.