Dr. Steve Liberles was one of only 19 researchers across the country who were named 2018 HHMI Investigators. He has made groundbreaking discoveries in the area of neural sensory systems, with his most research focused on the role of the vagus nerve and the many basic bodily functions it regulates, including breathing, satiety, and blood pressure. Read more about his research here. Overall, the 2018 Investigator class was well-represented by Cell Biology alums; other awardees include Dr. Gia Voeltz (former Rapoport lab postdoc) and Samara Reck-Peterson (former Cell Bio faculty member).
Congratulations to Steve, Gia, and Sam!