If you're considering a career in science, check out videos of National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) scientists and post-docs who are part of a series called The Human Faces of Medical Research.LabTV, which produced the series with the National institutes of Health (NIH), hopes the videos will encourage young people to pursue careers in science.
Learn from young NHGRI investigators and post-docs how they turned their early fascination with science into a rewarding career. Each young scientist answers questions such as: "Where does she come from? What inspired her to become a scientist? What challenges did she overcome to achieve her present role? Why is she excited to be working on her current projects? What are her hopes and dreams for the future?
Whether your interest lies in doing basic research in a small lab or conducting clinical research with a large network of collaborators, NHGRI needs the ideas and energy of your generation to help uncover fundamental features of biology, and assist in the ongoing fight against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and the many other conditions calling out for better treatments and prevention strategies.
All videos are available on LabTV's YouTube Channel.
Susan Persky: Hear Susan Tell You Why She Loves What She Does
As an associate investigator in NHGRI's Social and Behavioral Research Branch, Susan Persky's research involves reading people's responses to how doctors talk about genetics and genomics and contributes to finding out how to best talk about genetics.
Keisha Findley: Medical Scientist Keisha Findley & Your Microbiome
As a postdoctoral research fellow in NHGRI's Genetics and Molecular Biology Branch, Keisha Findley'sresearch involves looking at the fungi and bacteria that live on our skis and contributes to better understanding the microbiome and how it keeps us healthy (or causes disease).
Dan Quang: Medical Research - The Place To Be
As a computer programmer in NHGRI's Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch, Dan Quang creates machine learning algorithms that help scientists classify their learnings and find variations within their data. His work is contributing to developing a full understanding of the human genome.
Pravitt Gourh: He Came From India To be a Medical Researcher
As a medical scientist in NHGRI's Inflammatory Disease Section of Dan Kastner's lab, Pravitt Gourh is trying to find a cure for systemic sclerosis.
Noreen Petrash: Hear Noreen Tell you Why She Loves What She Does
As a post-baccalaureate medical researcher in NHGRI's Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch, Noreen Petrash is studying progeria and hopes to better our understanding of how progeria cells function.
Michael and Amanda Ombrello: Are You Into Science? Watch Michael and Amanda Ombrello
Michael and Amanda Ombrello are Rheumatology Clinicians in the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeltal and Skin Disease. Michael runs a lab that is trying to discover the causes of auto-inflammatory diseases and create treatments and cures for them. Meanwhile, Amanda works with doctors and patients, and is trying to diagnose the cause for the patients' auto-inflammatory disease.
Brooke Wolford: Hear Why Brook Loves Medical Science
As a medical research scientist in NHGRI, Brooke Wolford's research involves trying to understand the attributes that lead to Type II Diabetes. She hopes to further our understanding of diabetes and help treatment.
Last Updated: September 10, 2015