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Faces of the Foundation: Jill Foley
Posted: 3/19/2018

Jill Foley doesn’t want to take over the world. The president and co-founder of Twinleaf LLC, Jill is justifiably proud of the exquisitely sensitive magnetic sensors her tea ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Sarah McFann
Posted: 3/12/2018

In the first four hours of a fruit fly’s life, a single fertilized cell goes through about 13 rounds of division, until the fly has grown to a football-shaped glob containin ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Kathleen Fisher
Posted: 3/5/2018

Even the most careful human programmers would be lying if they said their code never had bugs. An ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Ed Boyden
Posted: 2/26/2018

Ed Boyden wants to “solve the brain” – to map its circuitry and activity so completely that our thoughts are no longer fleeting mysteries but knowable physical ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Adam Marblestone
Posted: 2/20/2018

“The brain is the most interesting thing that exists,” says Adam Marblestone – but the very intricacy that makes the brain so fascinating (and allows us to even have feelings like ... More >>>

The Hertz Foundation Refuses to Fall Short
Posted: 2/13/2018

After months of continuing resolutions, Congress successfully passed a More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Jenny Schloss
Posted: 2/12/2018

The green glow coming from the apparatus in front of Jenny Schloss has an obvious source: buried in that tangle of lenses, wires, and magnets is a green laser, focused on the ce ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Kyle Loh
Posted: 2/5/2018

Each year, about 100,000 patients in the US get an organ, cell, or tissue transplant – but there are over a million patients on the waiting lists, many of whom will never get their transplant ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Laurel Larsen
Posted: 1/29/2018

Laurel Larsen spends about a month out of each year in some of the country’s most delicate and critical ecosystems – South Florida’s Everglades, Louisiana̵ ... More >>>

Faces of the Foundation: Hertz Fellow Alex Filippenko
Posted: 1/22/2018

His students say he looks like Robin Williams and love his lectures so much they’ve voted him “best professor” on campus a record nine times. For Alex Filippenko, the nerdy t-shir ... More >>>


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