In this issue, read about James Rothman, who helped elucidate the mechanisms of membrane fusion and organelle formation, a process that cells use to organize their activities and avert the biochemical anarchy that would result if all of their contents commingled. And in honor of National High Blood Pressure Education Month and National Stroke Awareness Month, we bring you the story of ACE inhibitors.

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The Protein Trafficking Engineer
Meet 2002 Lasker Laureate James Rothman, whose discoveries revealed the universal molecular machinery that orchestrates the budding and fusion of membrane vesicles.

Classic Lasker: David Cushman

In a 1999 interview, Lasker Laureate David Cushman tells the story of bringing captopril, the first ACE inhibitor, to the world.