The #1 spot on the annual top 10 list of the journal Science for 2013 went to cancer immunotherapy. A wide array of topic befitting the broad scope of Science round out 2013’s top 10 list. Some new laboratory techniques made the list: a gene editing technique called CRISPR, and an imaging technique called CLARITY. Vaccine design using structural biology, deriving stem cells from human cloned embryos, learning that we sleep is essentially giving our brains a bath to keep them clean, progress toward growing human organs in vitro, and increased understanding of the role of our personal microbial flora in our health were key biomedical items on the list this year. And, we learned that debris clouds from supernovae are the source of cosmic rays.
Roger has worked in research administration including pre-award, compliance, conflicts of interest, animal facility and recharge center management, and information systems for more than 25 years. His focus in recent years has been on electronic research information systems, working since 2006 with InfoEd Global and its client institutions in his role as Associate Vice President for Product Management. Roger is an expert in the area of electronic proposal submission and works closely with colleagues through the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), SRA and NCURA sharing information and participating in working groups.