Bio: Mary Teruel, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering
Biographical Sketch: Mary’s NIH Biosketch
Complete CV: Mary’s Complete CV
Favorite Scientist: My favorite scientist is Nikola Tesla (1856-1943). I grew up in Buffalo, NY, a city that had its glory years back in the late 19th-early 20th centuries by being the western terminus of the Erie Canal, as well as the first American city to have widespread electric lighting – thanks to its proximity to Niagara Falls. I have always loved visiting Niagara Falls and seeing how the hydroelectric plants harness the enormous energy of the falls to power much of New York State. Nikola Tesla designed the first hydro-electric power plant in the world in Niagara Falls. This was the final victory of Tesla’s Alternating Current – which is today lighting the entire globe – over Thomas Edison’s Direct Current.
Hobbies: skiing, running, traveling and experiencing new cultures, and enjoying the awesome weather, arts, and open-mindedness in the San Francisco Bay Area!