Pioneers in science: Percy Julian

Percy Julian was an American natural product chemist who pioneered the development of steroid-based therapies still used today. His research led to the synthesis of drugs to treat glaucoma and arthritis, and although his race presented challenges at every turn, he is regarded as one of the most influential chemists in American history. In a […]

Pioneers in Science: Baruj Benacerraf

The Nobel Laureate whose research was crucial to understanding how the immune system works on the cellular level. Image credit: Kieran O’Brien This edition of Pioneers in Science looks at Venezuelan-American immunologist, Baruj Benacerraf, whose work became fundamental to understanding how cells use proteins on their surface to help the immune system distinguish between self […]