40 scientists, 40 years of breakthroughs

Throughout 2022, we’re talking to scientists from all over the world who have used our solutions to lay the groundwork for their history-defining breakthroughs, as well as the rising stars who are pushing the boundaries and tackling some of the most important unanswered questions facing genomics, today and into the future.

Professor Ramsuran is using epigenetics to learn more about what makes certain people more susceptible to infectious diseases such as HIV and SARS-CoV-2.

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Joanna Williams, PhD

Associate Professor
University of Otago

Professor Joanna Williams' lab hopes to identify early markers of Alzheimer's disease using TaqMan microfluidic arrays.

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Shimon Sakaguchi

Immunology Frontier Research Center Osaka University

Professor Sakaguchi became fascinated by the immune system early in his career. His drive and curiosity led him to the discovery of Treg cells and their role in autoimmunity.

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Maristella Donato

PhD Candidate, Pharmacological Sciences University of Padua / University of Washington

Maristella Donato’s research uses TaqMan gene expression assays to understand the linkage between diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Lanbo Xiao

Research Investigator Michigan Center for Translational Pathology University of Michigan

Meet Lanbo Xiao, a researcher using Taqman gene expression analysis to differentiate between aggressive and non aggressive prostate cancer.

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Luther King Abia Akebe

Professor, Applied & Environmental Microbiology 
University of KwaZulu-Natal

Professor Abia Akebe wants to close the loop in understanding how infections are passed between the environment, animals and humans.

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Dr. Sinaye Ngcapu

Senior Scientist

Dr. Sinaye Ngcapu is studying the link between vaginal microbiota and HIV infection, in order to help reduce rates of HIV in South African women.


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Dr. Satish Pillai

Senior Investigator, Vitalant Research Institute
Professor, UCSF

Dr. Pillai is trying to unravel some of the biggest challenges still facing researchers when it comes to developing a cure for HIV.

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Sheri Olson

Sheri Olson

Senior Director, Product Management
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Meet Sheri Olson, and learn about her journey from a curious kid to one of the history-making scientists who studied and patented the BRCA1 breast cancer gene.

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