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BY Jenny Montgomery

Julianne Pollard-Larkin, an assistant professor of Radiation Physics, always loved math and science. As a teen, she once signed herself up for summer school because she couldn’t wait to take her first physics class. In college, she majored in math and physics, and today she holds a Ph.D. in biomedical physics.

But she’s more than just a physicist with a white board full of equations. Like her enthusiasm for Zumba workouts, her...

Researcher's personal grudge against cancer motivates her to find new ways to treat cancer

BY Jenny Montgomery

Like millions of other people, physician assistant Aki Ohinata gets bored with exercise. But instead of longing for a comfy couch and a bag...

BY Jenny Montgomery

After a long day of helping MD Anderson's researchers pursue a cure for cancer, Jared Burks, Ph.D., relaxes by custom crafting his own LEGO...

BY Jenny Montgomery

When Sara Souto Strom was growing up in Argentina, she wanted to be a mathematician. But she became a marine biologist instead. Then a cancer researcher.

That's what can happen when nothing much daunts you, not even pursuing a Ph.D. or two. Now an associate professor in Epidemiology, she's followed a career path that looks a lot like an expedition.

Call of the wild
Strom recalls having a scientific, inquiring mind...