• Question: What would you like to discover?

    Asked by 727gnmc22 to Matthew, Sharon, Sahra, Jenn, Candace on 8 Mar 2017. This question was also asked by El.
    • Photo: Matthew Bainbridge

      Matthew Bainbridge answered on 8 Mar 2017:

      I’d like to find a cure to epilepsy. Lots of kids have it and it’s really a bad thing to have. Treatments now are guess-work: try one thing, if it doesn’t work, try another and so on. Sometimes nothing works.

    • Photo: Jennifer Hintzsche

      Jennifer Hintzsche answered on 10 Mar 2017:

      I’d like to find a cure to skin cancer- melanoma. There are 7 different types of melanoma and we think we have found a cure for part of one subtype. We have lots more to do but our strategy seems to be working so we will keep trying!

    • Photo: Xueyuan Jiang

      Xueyuan Jiang answered on 10 Mar 2017:

      I would love to discover how genes get preserved in our genome after they duplicate themselves. When there’re two copies of them, one should be redundant and get lost. However, they survived! I’m so curious about how.

    • Photo: Sahra Uygun

      Sahra Uygun answered on 13 Mar 2017:

      I would like to discover genes that might impact human behaviors and develop models to incorporate genetic and environmental factors to predict responses to environment.

    • Photo: Candace Lewis

      Candace Lewis answered on 14 Mar 2017:

      If I could discover any thing in the whole wide world…….it would probably be a way to solve hunger. No one has to stress about food ever again! But, that is not what I study. So realistically, through my research I want to discover novel ways of understanding disorders like depression and to discover new treatments that help people recover from depression.