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Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz studies the machinery inside cells, investigating the organization and interplay of membrane-bound organelles and cytoskeletal structures. Using fluorescence-based technologies and super-resolution microscopy techniques, she and her team parse the molecular complexity of the subcellular landscape in the context of functions such as cell motility and cell-to-cell communication. On a larger scale, Lippincott-Schwartz aims to reveal how the inner workings of neurons enable complex brain behaviors such as development, computation, and healing, under normal and pathogenic conditions.