Curing Diseases by Gazing at the Heavens | collaboration |

At Columbia University, Szabolcs Marka is conducting research he hopes will end malaria as we know it worldwide. He’s also got an eye on trying to cure Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Not bad for someone who’s just 45 years old. By training, he’s an astrophysicist.
“He’s not afraid to go into areas he doesn’t already fully understand, which gives him an outsider’s perspective and license to ask naive — but revealing — questions.”