Research in Action
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.
Sharon Savage leads a team to unravel the secrets of our telomeres.
Bin Gao probes the immune system to prevent and treat advanced liver disease.
Elizabeth Rasch and her multidisciplinary team develop better ways to measure disability.
Bibiana Bielekova moves from the bench to the bedside and back again in pursuit of a cure for multiple sclerosis.
Myriam Gorospe views aging through a molecular lens to help lengthen healthspan.
Bechara Kachar uses high-tech imaging to understand the cell biology of hearing.
Karen Usdin investigates how multiple copies of a short DNA repeat give rise to the Fragile X-related disorders.
Rosa Puertollano dives into the mechanisms of cellular cleanup.
Carlos Zarate speeds up treatment for major depression.
Caroline Fox investigates risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease.
Cheryl Cropp ventures away from the bench to dig into cancer data.
Christina Annunziata brings her unique expertise to bear on the problem of ovarian cancer.
Kevin Hall applies a physicist’s view of energy to the human body.
Kapil Bharti accelerates to grow RPE from stem cells, aiming to restore damaged eyesight.
Geoffrey Schoenbaum investigates how our insight (or lack thereof) shapes behavior.
Mark Schiffman uses molecular epidemiology to predict and prevent cervical cancer.
Tongqing Zhou brings the tools of structural biology to the search for an HIV vaccine.
W. Marston Linehan investigates kidney cancer gene pathways to find new treatment strategies.
Jerrel Yakel studies the neural circuits that underlie learning and memory.
Keir Neuman applies physics to transform the field of biology.
James Gulley provides new tools in the immune system's fight against cancer.
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.
Sonja M. Best hunts for viruses that evade the immune system.
Ken Yamada investigates the molecular basis of cell motility and adhesion.
Yasmine Belkaid explores the fine balance that exists between microbes and their hosts.
Anand Swaroop aims to treat retinal diseases with cell-based therapies.
William Gahl searches for answers to some of the most confounding undiagnosed diseases.
Veronica Alvarez takes the path less traveled to understand addiction.
Lisa Cunningham uses cellular stress to protect the inner ear from chemotherapy.
Leorey Saligan works as a nurse and scientist to improve both quality of life and therapeutic outcomes for patients suffering from fatigue.
Gary Felsenfeld celebrates 50 years at the NIH with an indefatigable research agenda.
Hari Shroff builds microscopes that shine light on the boundaries of neuroscience.
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz peers into the life and death of cells.
Thomas Kunkel inspects DNA replication fidelity for underpinnings of health and disease.
Teresa Przytycka answers complex biological questions using computational tools.
Pratip Chattopadhyay develops cutting-edge tools to peer into the immune system.
Michael Collins and his Clinical Center colleagues cure a teenager of a debilitating bone disorder.
Brian Brooks looks for ways to help families with childhood blindness.
Owen Schwartz finds ways for scientists to visualize the previously unknown.