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Alumni Profile: Dr. Brian Kobilka (MD ’81)

Alumni Profile: Dr. Brian Kobilka (MD ’81)

Dr. Brian Kobilka has certainly had a successful career in research: he runs a biochemistry lab at Stanford, has published widely in top journals such as Science and Nature, and won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2012 for his

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Cracking the Code for Multisite Synthetic Amino Acid Incorporation

Cracking the Code for Multisite Synthetic Amino Acid Incorporation

A recent study published in Nature Biotechnology by a Yale University team revealed an efficient way for building new classes of biomaterials containing nonstandard amino acids.

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Radioactive Elements: Getting Inside the Cell

Radioactive Elements: Getting Inside the Cell

Until recently, scientists have known little to none about how cells take in high-energy radioactive materials. This past July, a team led by Rebecca Abergel of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in collaboration with Roland Strong of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center discerned a pathway for the cellular uptake of radioactive matter.

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Fighting the Flu: Pathway towards a universal vaccine

Fighting the Flu: Pathway towards a universal vaccine

New work from the lab of Professor Susan Kaech in the Immunobiology Department has identified a pathway in immune cells required for responding to influenza.

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Catherine “Cassie” Tarleton (TC ’16): Uncovering a nascent interest in public health

Catherine “Cassie” Tarleton (TC ’16): Uncovering a nascent interest in public health

Unexpected events in Cassie Tarleton’s academic career have led her to public health, specifically to serving the health needs of Asian American communities.

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