Deborah J. Sweet, PhD

Judge, 2016

Biography
Deborah is a Publishing Director at Cell Press and the Editor-in-Chief of Cell Stem Cell. With more than 20 years of experience in scientific publishing across a broad array of topics, she has a wide-ranging perspective on the process of science and the various ways in which imaging contributes to moving our understanding forward.

In Her Own Words
"I really enjoyed the opportunity to spend a few hours looking such a wonderful range of scientific images! After we’d made our initial selections, it was fascinating to read through the background and descriptions to help us narrow them down to our final choices. I know I’m biased, but I think we’ve ended up with a varied selection that illustrates a broad range of scientific topics and of approaches to understanding and overcoming disease. The exchange image from the Wellcome Trust collection is a wonderful addition too – it was an instant favorite of mine and I think a pretty unanimous choice among the US judges."