Eight-year-old Edmund Baker arrived at Baylor College of Medicine ready to learn more about worms. His mother, Nicola, told him that he would not only meet a medical doctor, but a researcher who works with worms.
Dr. Bettie Graham was teaching math and science in Nigeria during a two-year stint in the Peace Corps when she realized something. The children she was teaching did not understand bacteria, she said, because they didn’t have access to a microscope. If the kids didn’t understand bacteria, they couldn’t fully learn about infections, Graham said.
They say you should never meet your heroes, but Angela Asch works with hers every day. As a laboratory animal technician for Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Comparative Medicine, Asch cares for more than 1,500 research mice daily.
As a fourth-year graduate student, Bailey Martin-Giacalone has already checked off an impressive achievement in her career. Last October, she presented her research during a plenary session at the American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in front of a virtual audience of more than 1,000 experts in her field.
Researchers rely on published findings as the foundation for supporting the development of innovative new ideas. The number of times that published findings are cited can be reflective of the impact or influence of the original academic work. In a 2021 report published in PLoS Biology, more than 250 researchers at Baylor College of Medicine…