The Winners of the iBiology Young Scientist Seminars 2015
A partnership of the Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology
The Young Scientist Seminars is a new video series featuring talented PhD students and postdocs giving talks about their research and discoveries. These five winners attended the two-day workshop at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University April 22-23, 2015.
Jayme Dyer is a post-doctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will present the results of her graduate work at Duke University, where she focused on understanding how yeast cells can detect and respond to a chemical
Andrew Nosal is a post-doctoral fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego. He studies leopard shark behavior off the coast of La Jolla, California.
Daniela Robles Espinoza is a post-doctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. She uses genome sequencing to study the genetic origins of inherited melanoma in families afflicted with this disease.
John Schell is an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Utah. He studies how defects of the mitochondria affect human metabolic function, using yeast as a model system.
Jianjin Shi is a PhD candidate at Tsinghua University and National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing, China. He studies how the body, upon sensing an infection, activates the life-threatening inflammatory response known as sepsis.
This project is funded by the Lasker Foundation, which also sponsors the prestigious Lasker Awards for distinguished scientists and clinicians, and the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, a leading organization in teaching scientists to communicate effectively.