Rob Knight is a pioneer in studying human microbes, the community of tiny single-cell organisms living inside our bodies that have a huge — and largely unexplored — role in our health. “The three pounds of microbes that you carry around with you might be more important than every single gene you carry around in your genome,” he says. Find out why. Human microbiota (Wikipedia entry) Rob Knight’s Lab
Lillian Pravda was born with a cataract and endured several surgeries. The more time she spent in the hospital, the more she learned not all children were as fortunate as she was to have access to care. At age 8, Lillian set out to help children in need of sight-saving eye surgeries and vision services, making sure they would get the care they need and deserve.
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