March 8, 2019

  • Rubin gesturing during lecture, with slide projected behind him

    HHMI’s Rubin Coaxes Lessons from Fly Brains

    Dr. Gerald Rubin is a fly guy. He is vice president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and executive director of HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus in northern Virginia and a passionate student of the fly connectome: a map of every neural circuit in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster.
  • Collinge standing at podium

    Alzheimer’s Disease, Prion Diseases Share Similarities

    “There are more and more similarities between what we see in prion disease and what we’re seeing in Alzheimer’s disease,” said Dr. John Collinge, professor of neurology at University College London.
  • Christian stands smiling

    Negotiator Discusses How to Navigate Conflict

    Approach any negotiation with the belief that it’s a skill we can learn and improve upon, said Kwame Christian, a lawyer and director of the American Negotiation Institute.
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    Leadership Education Network Encourages Women in Science

    Recently a group of college students, all women, from the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) gathered at Natcher Conference Center for a career-focused symposium, “Preparing Women to Lead: Women in Science Careers."
Closeup of weave pattern

On the Cover

Electron microscope image provides a close-up view of a 3-D woven scaffold on which stem cells were grown.

Photo: Guilak Lab