Christie Binder, M.D., Ph.D.

The search for liver cancer biomarkers: Christie Binder In the Lab

For now, liver transplant is the only cure for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common liver cancer in the United States. Patients with cirrhosis are most likely to develop hepatocellular...

Tissue engineering and regeneration: Avathamsa Athirasala In the Lab

More than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States. That’s 41,000 every day. Improving the long-term success of these procedures is part of what Avathamsa Athirasala aims...

Fran Biel on every woman’s right to a healthy pregnancy

Women with disabilities face particular challenges during pregnancy and childbirth. There are scales and exam tables that may not accommodate them and that there is a lack of medical information in...

Zhigang-Shi In the Lab

Treating obesity, stimulating eating and decreasing blood pressure

It’s no secret that obesity contributes to high blood pressure, but researchers are only now discovering how that happens. This month’s In the Lab features Zhigang Shi, a senior research...

Greg Martin In the Lab

Cryo-EM helps shine light on regulation of insulin

Greg Martin is a student in the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Program. He conducts research as a graduate student in the lab of Show-Ling Shyng, Ph.D., and was lead author on a...