Mystery novel and dream spur key scientific insight into heart defect

Mystery novel and dream spur key scientific insight into heart defect

On Dec. 14, 2014, after many months of not getting expected results, Jim Spudich got into bed, read a chunk of a novel, fell asleep and had a dream that would change the focus of his entire field in thinking about what causes a common and often lethal heart defect. Read more.

An improbable journey: Creativity helped Elizabeth Winzeler make the transition from art to curing malaria

An improbable journey: Creativity helped Elizabeth Winzeler make the transition from art to curing malaria

Elizabeth Winzeler (Former Postdoc, Davis Lab) was awarded the Alice and C. C. Wang Award in Molecular Parasitology for her contributions to antimalarial drug development. Read more on why having an atypical background can be an advantage by providing a different perspective on a challenge.

Steven Artandi tapped to lead Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI)

Steven Artandi tapped to lead Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI)

A strategic thinker and collaborative physician-scientist, Dr. Artandi’s understanding of the opportunities to develop synergies between the elements of the tripartite mission of excellence in research, patient care, and education make him uniquely qualified to further the SCI’s goal of translating Stanford discoveries into individualized cancer care. Read more.

Gil Chu elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Gil Chu elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

Gilbert Chu was elected to the American Physical Society for contributions at the intersection of physics and the life sciences, including PET, electrophoresis, and statistical methods for microarrays, and for discovering and characterizing proteins involved in DNA repair and developing instrumentation for assessing toxicity associated with cancer chemotherapy.