Kimberly McCoy

Biochemistry

My love for the invisible led me to study the nanoscale world where I turned viruses into nanomaterials. When it comes to design, biology is a master, so why not use what it has already built? Viruses are symmetric nano-sized cages that assembly on their own and protect what's inside them. I built these nano-cages derived from viruses around enzymes (nature's catalysts) to create nano-reactors. The enzymes made a biofuel that maybe someday could be efficient enough to decrease fossil fuel use.

Kimberly has authored 3 articles

The medical jump from mice to humans just got easier

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Machine learning technology could help researchers determine what mouse data are useful when designing human clinical trials

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Meet Elisa Izaurralde, who decrypted the mystery of messenger RNA

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She made big contributions to our understanding of tiny cellular machinery

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Need to check your blood sugar? Just scan your contact lens.

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Smart contact lenses could soon be monitoring health problems, not just correcting eyesight

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