The breast, or mammary gland, is a unique organ: it’s the only one that develops predominantly after birth – during puberty – in an organism with a fully-developed immune system. Early development trains the immune system to distinguish between “self” and “non-self” in an effort to prepare for all sorts of infectious attacks throughout life.
Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Cancer Biology, Biochemistry & Cancer Biology, Infectious Disease, and Immunology.
As I sit at my lab bench, bent over an ice bucket cluttered with FACS tubes, trying to make some small discoveries of my own (and get a PhD before I’m 30?), I’m motivated by all the awesome discoveries that are helping humanity live longer and healthier lives. I’ve said before that today’s transformative technologies are driving the future toward us at a ferocious pace; I believe this is equally true of our understanding of the biology of human health and disease.
Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Physiology, Developmental & Evolutionary Biology, Immunology, and Microbiology.
Fabulous innovation is all around us. A typical day in 2015 would be so fundamentally unrecognizable to someone in 2000 that the phrase “I’ll snap a picture on my phone and send it to you through my watch” would probably not go down well in most social situations.
Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Structural Biology, Genetics & Autoimmunity, Cancer Biology, and Neuroscience.

I don’t know all the science behind winemaking. But my favorite Sonoma winemaker, ex-professor of particle physics Dr. Chris Loxton, sure does.

Reviews of journal articles covering topics of Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, and Biophysics.
T.J. Hu, a third-year BMS student

Without doubt, people don’t go to graduate school to make money. On the contrary, graduate students master an art of living on minimal wages while battling envy for the paychecks of their peers that hold ‘real’ jobs.

Bald’s Leechbook is one of the world’s oldest surviving medical texts. Dating to the 10th century and written in English and Latin in a Benedictine priory in Winchester, England, the text is preserved in the British Library and contains a collection of ancient “charms and potions” that served as remedies for various ailments and conditions. The British Library catalogue translates a Latin note that Bald was the book’s owner who enlisted Cild to write and compile it for him.