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VIDEO PROFILE: PHILIP KIM | APPLIED PHYSICS AND PHYSICS
May 24, 2013
Dr. Philip Kim, Associate Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, is revealing how electrons move inside very tiny materials, including graphene, nanotubes, or wires.
VIDEO PROFILE: JAMES HONE | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
May 24, 2013
Dr. James Hone, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, on understanding the basic properties of carbon nonotubes and graphene and developing them for use in electronics, biology research, and more.
VIDEO PROFILE: GORDANA VUNJAK-NOVAKOVIC | BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
May 16, 2013
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, the Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences, grows all sorts of human tissues, from beating heart patches to bone grafts that can match a patient’s original jaw.
VIDEO PROFILE: JINGYUE JU | ENGINEERING
Oct 12, 2012
Professor Jingyue Ju focuses on the design and synthesis of novel molecular tags for application in life science, and developing new genomics technologies for the paradigm of personalized medicine.
PROFILE: GERARD ATESHIAN | BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Aug 23, 2011
Gerard Ateshian and his team are trying to understand how normal cartilage provides lubrication. That way, they can slow down the degeneration of the cartilage or come up with substitutes to repair worn joints.
PROFILE: RICCARDO DALLA-FAVERA | PATHOLOGY & CELL BIOLOGY
Jul 25, 2011
Dr. Dalla-Favera, the founding Director of the Institute for Cancer Genetics at Columbia University, continues to make groundbreaking discoveries and remains a prominent leader in the field of molecular oncology. 
PROFILE: JEFFREY KOBERSTEIN | CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Jul 20, 2011
Dr. Koberstein and his team are creating tiny, easy-to-swallow particles—known as drug-delivery vehicles—that would carry medication to its target. 
PROFILE: JASON NIEH | COMPUTER SCIENCE
Jul 20, 2011
Dr. Nieh is working to address one of the main weaknesses of cloud computing: speed. Nieh uses intelligent software to reduce data flows and response times from the cloud.
PROFILE: GERARD KARSENTY | GENETICS & DEVELOPMENT
Jun 29, 2011
Dr. Karsenty has had series of breakthroughs, including a recent discovery that is changing our understanding of the role of serotonin in the body, and the development of a promising new treatment for bone disease.
PROFILE: MICHAEL ROSEN | PHARMACOLOGY
Jun 29, 2011
Dr. Michael Rosen has long been fascinated by fundamental questions about the human heart. What causes it to beat? How is the process initiated?