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Nobel Prize Winner Carol Greider

Dr. Carol Greider was folding laundry at home when she got the call in 2009 that she had won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. She decided to wake up her kids and tell them. “Do we have to go to school?”. “No you don’t,” she said, and she took them in to work with […]

Congrats – Dyslexia and Space Pioneer David McComas Named to Princeton Physics

Congratulations to Space Pioneer and Dyslexic Advantage Board member Dr. David McComas on his being named yesterday Vice President to the prestigious Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory. He will also be a Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University.

Dave has had a remarkable journey from being dubbed “slow” as a 4th grader who had struggled to read, […]

MIT Professor: What Every Person with Dyslexia Should Know – The Full Story

Superstar MIT Professor Catherine Drennan (HHMI Scientist too – the top of the top in the world) shared her personal journey with dyslexia. She was in remedial classes and had to repeat a grade, and saw her self dropped lower and lower through all the reading groups, until her parents were pulled aside […]

Dyslexia: From Slow to Rocket Scientist – Dr Dave McComas

From Slow to the Interstellar Frontier. Unable to read until the age of 12, today Dr David McComas is the innovative principal investigator for the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) mission, a program that repeatedly shocked the scientific community by overturning theories in space energy and understanding of sun-earth-galaxy interactions. Dr. McComas is also a […]

Cancer Researcher with Dyslexia – Dr. Don Coffey

One of Johns Hopkins’ greatest scientists and mentors, Dr. Don Coffey failed 3rd grade, took 5 years to graduate high school, and at one time worked full time in a bakery.

“Despite his mediocre grades, he impressed people everywhere he worked and studied with his uncanny ability to look into the heart of the most […]