Meet Ann Zovein, a principal investigator in the Zovein Lab at UCSF. Ann’s research involves blood stem cell development and contributes to the goal of creating blood cells outside of the body. To learn [More] Meet Katie Pollard, the principal investigator at the Pollard Lab at the University of California, San Francisco. Katie’s research involves human cells and the human microbiome and contributes to determining patterns in DNA. To [More] Meet Lee Rivera, a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Aghi at the University of California, San Fransisco. Lee’s research involves looking at how healthy cells support tumor growth. Lee contributes to cancer [More]
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Hank tells us the background story and explains the importance of the science of classifying living things, also known as taxonomy. Crash Course Biology is now available on DVD! Like CrashCourse on Facebook: [More]