Markita Landry, a half-Bolivian, half-French Canadian physics Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, … used a tango to convey her thesis, “Single Molecule Measurements of Protelomerase TelK-DNA Complexes.” She is trying to understand how a protein called TelK bends DNA into hairpin loops. The mechanism makes for beautiful dance, with Landry bending like pliable DNA in her partner’s arms.

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  1. #1 Cuttlefish
    November 29, 2008

    Such style! Such movement! Such class!
    This intelligent, beautiful lass
    Ought to win Nobel’s prize
    For the grace of her thighs!
    (The MacArthur Award, for her ass!)