Nature's Little Mystery


One of the most abundant particles in the human cell, vaults are one of nature's tiniest mysteries. Drs. Leonard Rome and Nancy Kedersha first stumbled upon vaults in 1986. The Rome lab has spent the last 40 years researching this curious little structure.




Lessons with Lenny


What's so interesting about vaults? A lot! Take a deep dive with Dr. Rome (a.k.a. "The Vault Guy") to uncover the mystery of vaults and how they could potentially change the world one day.

Episode 1 - Nano, Nano, Nano

What exactly is nano, and why should you care?  

Episode 2 - Taking a Cell-fie

Take a tour of the human cell and learn how vaults were first spotted.  

Episode 3 - Discovery or Debacle?

Was the vault discovery actually just a contaminating virus?  




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