• Question: What diseases are you currently researching/curing?

    Asked by Jayk to Matthew, Sharon on 10 Mar 2017. This question was also asked by Stacy & Ashlynn.
    • Photo: Matthew Bainbridge

      Matthew Bainbridge answered on 10 Mar 2017:

      There’s a disease that causes your brain to calcify, and I am working on a disease that causes your bone to get so dense you can’t make blood anymore (did you know your blood is made in your bones? I always think that’s weird), and I’m working on a disease where you can’t make immune cells called neutrophils.

    • Photo: Xueyuan Jiang

      Xueyuan Jiang answered on 12 Mar 2017:

      Currently I’m not researching a particular type of disease. I study the most fundamental questions like how new genes emerge, and how new functions are developed and preserved in the genome.

      When I was an undergraduate, I was doing research on lung cancer and trying to find a cure.