WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Science News strives to make more scientists, particularly those who are young and accomplished, household names. The October 1 issue, available online today, shines a spotlight on 10 early- to mid-career scientists on their way to more widespread acclaim with the SN 10: Scientists to Watch. The list includes a laser physicist with laser-like focus, a materials scientist challenging what it means to be alive, a computational biologist willing to get personal with his microbiome and seven others making important advances in their chosen fields.
Each scientist included in the SN 10 was nominated by a Nobel laureate or recently elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. All were age 40 or under at the time of nomination, and were selected for their potential to shape the science of the future. Science News is proud to present this year's SN 10:
Aneil Agrawal, 41, University of Toronto
Phil S. Baran, 39, Scripps Research Institute
Jessica Cantlon, 40, University of Rochester
Qian Chen, 30, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lawrence David, 33, Duke University
Anna Frebel, 36, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jeremy Freeman, 30, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus
Melissa Omand, 36, University of Rhode Island
Shayan Oveis Gharan, 30, University of Washington
Tenio Popmintchev, 39, JILA, University of Colorado Boulder
These remarkable scientists have followed different paths. They are tenacious and creative dreamers who are incredibly passionate about what they do. They are the minds making the next big discoveries.
View the 10 stories of these incredible scientists at www.sciencenews.org/SN10.
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