Lists of accomplishments and honors fail to provide insights into the process of discovery and the day-to-day interactions that made them possible. In these brief pieces, you will learn about the individuals that make up the Intramural Research Program (IRP). In addition to learning about their goals and achievements, you will learn about their inspirational moments, their individual roads to discovery, and most of all, why they are passionate about the research that they do in the IRP.
Veronica Alvarez takes the path less traveled to understand addiction.
Kevin Hall applies a physicist’s view of energy to the human body.
Brian Brooks looks for ways to help families with childhood blindness.
Pratip Chattopadhyay develops cutting-edge tools to peer into the immune system.
Karen Usdin investigates how multiple copies of a short DNA repeat give rise to the Fragile X-related disorders.
By manipulating the mouse genome, Rafael Casellas brings human gene therapy closer to reality.
Karen Adelman investigates how the body’s cells stay on top of their environment.
Carlos Zarate speeds up treatment for major depression.
Keir Neuman applies physics to transform the field of biology.
Cheryl Cropp ventures away from the bench to dig into cancer data.
Teresa Przytycka answers complex biological questions using computational tools.
Ken Yamada investigates the molecular basis of cell motility and adhesion.
Owen Schwartz finds ways for scientists to visualize the previously unknown.
Joan Han studies rare diseases for insight into a common ailment: obesity.
James Gulley provides new tools in the immune system's fight against cancer.
Markus Heilig investigates pharmacogenetic approaches to treating alcoholism.
Sonja M. Best hunts for viruses that evade the immune system.
Mark Schiffman uses molecular epidemiology to predict and prevent cervical cancer.
Hari Shroff builds microscopes that shine light on the boundaries of neuroscience.
Elizabeth Rasch and her multidisciplinary team develop better ways to measure disability.
Bechara Kachar uses high-tech imaging to understand the cell biology of hearing.
Caroline Fox investigates risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.
Michael Collins and his Clinical Center colleagues cure a teenager of a debilitating bone disorder.
Jerrel Yakel studies the neural circuits that underlie learning and memory.
Christina Annunziata brings her unique expertise to bear on the problem of ovarian cancer.
Gary Felsenfeld celebrates 50 years at the NIH with an indefatigable research agenda.
Bibiana Bielekova moves from the bench to the bedside and back again in pursuit of a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Tongqing Zhou brings the tools of structural biology to the search for an HIV vaccine.
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz peers into the life and death of cells.
William Gahl searches for answers to some of the most confounding undiagnosed diseases.
Juan Rivera’s research on inflammation led him to unexpected insights into systemic lupus erythematosus.
Anand Swaroop aims to treat retinal diseases with cell-based therapies.
Leorey Saligan works as a nurse and scientist to improve both quality of life and therapeutic outcomes for patients suffering from fatigue.
Bronwen Martin investigates the link between metabolism and brain health in aging.