Do all frogs swim alike?

Itzue W. Caviedes-Solis is graduate student biology who studies tree frogs. Tree frogs move in their environments by jumping, swimming and climbing. Her research aims to understand how Mexican tree frogs move while they swim, how fast they go, and

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Making Vaccines Easier With Microneedles

Rachel Creighton is a graduate student in bioengineering. She is developing a dissolving microneedle patch to deliver vaccines into the cheek, and am studying how changes in the geometry and materials of the microneedles can make the vaccine better at

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What if science told better stories?

Valerie Cleland is a second-year masters student in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. She studies changes in crude oil shipping along the West Coast in collaboration with NOAA.   We don’t read scientific papers for fun. In high

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Seeing the UnSeen

Maria Viitaniemi is a graduate student in Physics who studies atom-scale defects in materials, because by understanding them better she can use these defects to our advantage. Her most recent project uses lasers to control electrons bound to a defect

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Unpacking the Seattle Freeze

Leah Isquith-Dicker is a PhD student in Biocultural Anthropology at the University of Washington. Leah is an applied anthropologist who works on global health research and program evaluation projects. Her dissertation examines how women’s social networks impact food security and

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Come together: Networking and collaboration in tropical forest scientific research

Emilio Vilanova is a forest ecologist studying the dynamics of tropical forests with an emphasis on patterns of tree mortality, biomass and carbon across a wide range of environmental conditions in Venezuela, northern South America.         “The

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Henry VIII: the fault in his blood?

Grace Hamilton studies the molecular machinery responsible for ensuring that every time a cell divides its genetic material is distributed equally between the two daughter cells. If this process goes awry, the result is cells with an abnormal number of

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Noise and Signals

Sam Entwisle is a PhD student who studies a calorie-burning tissue in mammals called brown fat. His research goal is to understand when and how brown fat uses this calorie-burning ability, knowledge which could ultimately improve treatment of metabolic diseases

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Can we target opioid abuse with another opioid drug?

Katie Reichard studies how stress changes a population of brain cells involved in processing rewards and making decisions: dopamine neurons. This research helps us develop treatments for mental health disorders associated with chronic stress, including depression, anxiety, and addiction.  

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Sick of yearly vaccination? A look at what’s on the horizon for vaccine innovation and development

Lexi Walls is a graduate student in Biochemistry. She utilizes microscopes to visualize the infection machinery of viruses at the nanoscopic level. These viral snapshots will improve our understanding of how viruses function and how best to inhibit their infection.

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