Recent research has helped reveal the role of long mysterious "tuft cells," cells that are found in the intestines, respiratory, and other parts of the body and have taste receptors much like those on your tongue.
In the last decade, many scientists, including Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow Howard Chang, have contributed to our understanding of epitranscriptomics, the study of the small modifications on RNA that could have big implications for human health.
ChEM-H faculty fellow Justin Annes and his team take a step towards developing a new strategy for treating diabetes, selectively targeting insulin-producing beta cells by leveraging their affinity for zinc.
ChEM-H faculty fellow Brad Zuchero is one of six recipients of the 2018 McKnight Scholar Award. The award is granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent laboratories and research careers and who have demonstrated a commitment to neuroscience.
Anna Koster, the 2016 recipient of the Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship Affiliated with ChEM-H, was invited by the Biophysical Society to write about her biophysics research related to brain functioning. Anna is co-mentored by ChEM-H faculty fellow Justin Du Bois.
Romanian-born ChEM-H faculty fellow Sergiu Pasca has been awarded a 2018 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, which recognizes young immigrants who have made significant contributions to biomedical research in America.