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Using Microbiome and Synthetic Biology Advances to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

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Scientist Spotlight: Lauren Oldfield

Since high school, Lauren Oldfield, PhD found that science was her calling. It started with a love of reading encouraged by her mom and grandmother, both avid readers, and weekly trips to the public library. Books by Michael Crichton and Richard Preston were staples in her grandmother’s collection.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientific Leadership

Through the NIDDK-funded Genomics Scholars Program, JCVI has provided aspiring scientists wet lab, technical, and career training. Community college students from Montgomery College (Maryland) and MiraCosta College (California) have participated, with the next cohort joining us this summer.

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When Starved, Dangerous Oral Bacteria Hang On

J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) post-doctoral fellow, Jonathon Baker, PhD and a team of researchers from JCVI, University of Washington, the University of California, Los Angeles, and The Forsyth Institute recently published their findings from the first study to examine the ecological dynamics of the oral microbiome during long-term starvation.

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Support Innovative Science

The biggest scientific breakthroughs developed at JCVI—including sequencing of the first genome, the first microbiome sequencing, and creating new synthetic life were funded outside the traditional grant system.

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