2018 SciLifeLab Winners

GRAND PRIZE WINNER: TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE

Christoph A. Thaiss

Christoph A. Thaiss performed his under­graduate studies at the University of Bonn, Yale University, and ETH Zu­rich, and received his Ph.D. in immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. After the completion of his graduate studies, he became an assistant professor at the Perelman School of Medi­cine at the University of Pennsylvania. His lab studies environmental impacts on metabolic and inflammatory diseases.

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FINALIST: GENOMICS AND PROTEOMICS

Tim Wang

Tim Wang received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from the Mas­sachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently investigating the structural and functional organization of neocortical circuits as a postdoctoral fellow at the Janelia Research Campus in the labo­ratory of K. Svoboda.

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FINALIST: ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Matthew Savoca

Matthew Savoca received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford Univer­sity studying the foraging behavior of baleen whales and their possible interactions with plastic debris.

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FINALIST: CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Ruixue Wan

Ruixue Wan received her undergraduate degree from Sun Yat-sen Univer­sity in Guangzhou, China and her Ph.D. from Tsing­hua University in Beijing. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Ts­inghua, where she is conducting research on structural and biochemical investigations of the spliceosome to elucidate the mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing and the regulation of the spliceosome.

Read her prize winning essay here.