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Raised on a farm in northern Alberta Kathy D. McCoy She says she has always loved science. Nevertheless, when she studied chemistry for several years at a community college near her home, she found it difficult to get inspiration. So in the mid-1980s she graduated from school, became a medical technician and traveled around the world. Eventually, she decided to return to college and enroll at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. There she recently settled and subsequently earned a PhD in immunology from the Malagan Institute of Medicine and the University of Otago. McCoy then changed continents for a postdoc at the Institute of Experimental Immunology in Zurich, Switzerland. There she found her passion for research at the crossroads of microbiology and immunology. Her study reveals that IgE, an antibody induced during allergic reactions, is largely regulated by the microbiome. “The discovery for me was the realization of what iceberg it was probably just the tip of. [the microbiome] I was doing it, “she says. She started her lab at McMaster University in Ontario, spent six years at the University of Bern, and then returned to her home state in September 2016 as a full-time professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, where resident microorganisms Study how it affects the development and function of immunity.

Amanda Z. Zukorot

2017, Carolyn A. Thomson Joined McCoy’s lab as a senior postdoc. Originally from the Scottish countryside, Thomson earned a bachelor’s and doctoral degree in immunology from the University of Glasgow and stayed in school for his first postdoc. It was then that she was introduced to the world of intestinal immunology, and she says she considers it “the most fascinating field of immunology.” The intestines have “the largest component of the body’s immune system,” she says. “A lot of things are happening there … [and] The interaction between the immune system and the gut microbiota can have such a wide range of effects. In this issue, McCoy and Thomson write about how the human microbiota can even be formed. Affects immune development The health effects of her pregnant foetation on later offspring.


He had been interested in science for a long time, but Henry “Hank” T. Greeley had been disappointed in mid-term advanced mathematics when he was a freshman at Stanford University for some time. I gave up science. Instead, he received his PhD in law from Yale Law School in 1977, focusing on the government, which is another major concern. He then served as Associate Justice of the Federal Supreme Court, John Minor Wisdom, and Judge Potter Stewart of the Supreme Court. Prestigious Post Documents “—Before working in then-President Jimmy Carter’s administration. When Carter’s term ended in January 1981, Greeley, who grew up in Southern California, returned to Los Angeles and began practicing civil law. He soon realized that being a lawyer had no interest in him, but after marrying a doctor, his passion for science reignited. He taught oil and gas law at Stanford University in 1985, and since then he first moved to health law and later specialized in awkward ethical issues in biomedicine. Topics that Greeley focuses on include genomics, cloning, embryonic stem cell research, neuroscience, and assisted reproductive technology. His latest book, CRISPR people, Tell a story He Jiankui’s efforts to edit the genome of the embryo that becomes a twin girl and the resulting fallout. “One of the great things about becoming a law professor is that you don’t need a lab. You don’t even have to get a grant,” he says. “If you’re interested … you just go and do it.”

Jake Buehler

When I was a kid in Hawaii, my teacher used to be Christie Wilcox Her interest and the fact that she was five years old recalls, “I like to open the mouths of dead geckos and look at their tongues.” Her enthusiasm for practical scientific research followed college, with a bachelor’s degree in marine science from Eckerd College in 2007. Before starting graduate school, Wilcox started blogging and quickly discovered how much she enjoyed writing about science. In 2009, she completed her PhD in cell and molecular biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she studied lionfish genetics. Wilcox also started writing her first book, poison, While finishing her treatise. She liked to experiment, but she says she “signed a contract” by writing a book to embrace science communication as a full-time career.She created and edited a script for an educational YouTube channel SciShow Freelance for outlets including National Geographic, Washington post, Science news, When scientist.. In April 2021, Wilcox NS As a newsletter editor, he is responsible for many of the brand’s email newsletters, as well as reporting articles on websites and magazines. In this issue, she writes about genes that can control switches. Start labor..

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