What do the eyes of fruit flies and the larval development of zebrafish have in common with the human nervous system? A lot, according to postdoctoral researcher Dana DeSantis, who works in the lab of Cody Smith at the University of Notre Dame.
A strong background in mathematics and statistics has allowed postdoctoral researcher Sean Cavany to address one of the most pressing issues of modern times: the spread of infectious disease.
Postdoctoral researcher Daniele de Almeida Miranda has had a career spanning several countries and scientific disciplines, but has one goal in mind: to keep the environment safe.
From being a self-described “outdoorsy kid” to becoming a full-time researcher of forest biodiversity, Professor Nathan Swenson has dedicated his career to studying trees. His transformative experience began as an undergraduate at St. Olaf College, when he took a month-long field course on desert ecology. “What was wonderful about that course was the field experience where we were asked as undergrads to come up with our own research questions and try and gather some rudimentary data to answer them,” the biologist said. “That really led me to dive all in on ecology.” …