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[Perspectives] Eva Harris: making science democratic, and sustainable

It was while peering down a microscope at high school that Eva Harris first became fascinated with the possibilities that science could offer. “I am still amazed by the beauty of the structure and processes of the human cell”, she says. “I think of the cell as a molecular corollary of human life, with so many different structures and functions working together for the greater good of the whole.” Today, Harris seems well suited to the environs of the University of California at Berkeley, her professional home for the past 17 years, where she is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Director of the Center for Global Public Health, and a leading expert in dengue research.