The Trailblazer: Nancy Tye-Murray

Nancy Tye-Murray, PhD, is the first female faculty member at WashU to found a startup. Her company, clEAR, helps people with hearing loss to better recognize and understand speech through training that uses their loved ones’ voices.

The Researchers: Battling deadly TB

Christina Stallings, PhD, Shabaana Abdul Khader, PhD, and Jennifer Philips, MD, PhD, are on the front lines of the battle to stop the world’s deadliest bacteria. Between them, they hold eight patents related to TB research.

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The Fighter: Audrey Odom John

Audrey Odom John, MD, PhD, is on a mission to fight the spread of infectious diseases like malaria through better, faster, more nimble diagnostic tools.

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The Innovator: Jen Silva

An entrepreneur with heart: WashU physician Jen Silva, MD, has co-founded a startup that is developing technology to enable doctors to see real-time 3D holograms of the heart during cardiac procedures.