Welcome to our newest contributor! UCSF’s Lev Osherovich has joined us under the handle yeastbeast. We’re lucky to have him on board: As a graduate student, Lev worked on prion biology in the ultimate model organism, S. cerevisiae; now, as a postdoc, he focuses on insulin signaling in neurodegenerative disease (on the strength of which proposal he was awarded a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award).

You can view what will hopefully be the first of many contributions, The low insulin brain, immediately above. Lev’s thoughts about everything else under the sun can be perused at William Butler Yeast.