Science on a visa


ASBMB Today's chief science correspondent Rajendrani Mukhopadhyay writes about the complex legal pathway to work for foreign scientists in the U.S. The country's biomedical research enterprise is heavily dependent on scientists born overseas, and the life sciences show the highest levels of growth in numbers of immigrant scientists. Mukhopadhay shares parts of her own story and talks with other foreign-born scientists, immigration lawyers, and university international office directors about navigating the complications inherent in this new reality.

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The Petri painter


Petri dishes may be just another lab consumable to scientists. But to artist Klari Reis they are perfect containers for her biologically informed paintings. After a chronic immune disorder diagnosis, Reis was invited into a lab to view her cells reacting to treatments. Every since, she's been translating the cellular structures and bright stains she saw under the microscope into dynamic art, and her Petri dishes have garnered the attention of private and public collectors and scientists from around the globe. 

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Meet Kathryn J. Moore


Kathryn J. Moore at New York University Medical Center became an associate editor for the Journal of Lipid Research in 2014. Moore's lab researches the mechanisms that underlie imbalances in metabolism as it relates to atherosclerosis and obesity, including noncoding RNA's regulating role in cholesterol metabolism and inflammation. Read our Q&A with Moore. 

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