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Eva Vertes

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“I’m a fierce competitor.”


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Eva Vertes is a cancer researcher whose inspiration is her grandmother, a chemist who died at 44 from cancer.


Eva is a long-distance runner who runs 30-35 miles per week, competing mostly against herself.

Monkeys with Ebola

Eva Vertes reads a book as a nine-year-old and begins a lifelong fascination with medicine.

Secret: Runner

Eva Vertes's geography teacher keeps her after school and she's been running ever since.

30 Second Science with Eva Vertes

We give Eva Vertes 30 seconds to describe her science and she asks "Was that really 30 seconds?"

10 Questions for Eva Vertes

We ask Eva Vertes 10 questions and find out that she was indeed called "Doogie."

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About Eva Vertes

Eva is a cancer researcher who is currently getting her M.D. at the University of Florida.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.