Dr. Jeffrey Drazen feels right at home onboard a vessel in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Huddled over a camera screen attached to special equipment pulled up the ocean floor, he watches as sea creatures living on the sea surface to 5,000 meters deep pulse through the open waters. His... Read more
When asked about having “hope,” Jane Gray, and her husband, Dr. Joe Gray, both fall silent. The word hangs in the air like a thick perfume. A few seconds later, the couple responds. It’s a loaded question with a complex answer—an explanation that begins with a phone call on January... Read more
ARCS Alumnus Sanjay Srivatsan recently used his own dry-swab COVID-19 test after falling ill with flu-like symptoms. Fortunately, the test was negative – a result Sanjay believed since he and fellow scientists tweaked the molecular biology, which increased the sensitivity of the test and lowered false-negative rates.
For most of her career as a planetary geologist, Ellen Stofan’s focus was far away – to Venus, Mars, and Saturn’s moon Titan. For twenty-five years she worked in key roles at space-related organizations, including NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She was the first woman to be... Read more
When the COVID-19 pandemic sent all of George Washington University Associate Professor Carly Jordan’s students’ home in 2020, she and fellow professors quickly had to create plans to teach their biology classes online and provide required research time in a lab, at home.
A modern-day Nancy Drew, ARCS Scholar and fifth-year graduate student at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Amanda McQuade is combining her love for crime novels and passion for neuroscience to solve the mystery of immune regulation and genetics in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Inequities in health care across cultures are something ARCS Scholar William Mundo understands very well.
As a child born in the United States to undocumented parents from Mexico, William and his family experienced disparities between their poverty-stricken Latin X community and access to health care from “big city” health clinics.... Read more