Take a peek inside the lives and work of some of Emory’s top researchers—their motivations and passions, the struggles they overcame, and why they do what they do. From the physician investigating the differential effects of COVID-19 to the evolutionary biology student committed to rehabilitating the reputation of bats, Emory’s research enterprise is vast and diverse. Hundreds of students and faculty members are engaged in solving some of life’s most enduring and urgent problems. No one journey is alike. While some took the traditional route, others have zigged and zagged before landing on a research career. What they all share is the belief that their work will eventually better humanity.