Joel Kralj
Joel Kralj on what inspires his science.

I try to maintain this dream in my lab that we are between one and two steps away from actually helping someone. We're learning about the bacteria so that somebody can make the drug that will actually prevent antibiotic resistance and help people.

I want our lab to always have that kind of bent - that we're not far away from actually making a difference in human health. I think for me that that should always be at least close to the end game.

Aaron Clauset
Aaron Clauset focuses on data-driven understanding of complex systems.


Networks provide a very convenient tool by which to understand how structure and dynamics lead to function in complex systems - from molecular networks to networks of species, to networks of individuals like social phenomena.

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