Forbes – "30 Under 30: The Rising Stars Transforming Science And Health"
This list of the top 30 rising stars in science and health reflects the way that the health care landscape is transforming for the better, opening up to revolutionary new ideas and new approaches. Jillian Shapiro, 25, is a graduate student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In the 1990s, scientists discovered that special types of the genetic chemical RNA can silence other genes. These could make great drugs if scientists could figure out how to efficiently get them into cells without overwhelming the system. Shapiro created a new way of doing that using modified viruses – also allowing her to defend her PhD in a lightning-fast two years. Learn more