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Monika Schleier-Smith and Stanley Qi named ‘Scientists to Watch’

Monika Schleier-Smith and Stanley Qi named ‘Scientists to Watch’

October 22, 2019

MONIKA SCHLEIER-SMITH and STANLEY QI have been selected for Science News’ 2019 SN 10: Scientists to Watch list.

Each scientist included in the SN 10 was nominated by a Nobel laureate or recently elected member of the National Academy of Sciences. All are age 40 or under and were selected by the Science News staff for their potential to shape the science of the future.

Schleier-Smith is an associate professor of physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences and is being recognized for her work on controlling atoms using light to better understand quantum properties.

Qi, an assistant professor of bioengineering in the School of Engineering and of chemical and systems biology in the School of Medicine, is being recognized for his efforts to expand the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering toolkit that is enabling scientists to manipulate DNA with unprecedented precision.

This year marks the second time that Science News has recognized two Stanford scientists in one year, bringing the total number of SN 10 honorees from Stanford to six.