The Art of Science
Opening remarks by Joseph Goldstein
An expanded version of these remarks originally appeared in Nature Medicine.
How to win a Lasker? Take a close look at Bathers and Bulls
Some of our most influential scientists have spent much of their spare time moonlighting as amateur philosophers. Famous scientists like the physiologist Claude Bernard, the biochemist Hans Krebs, the immunologist Peter Medawar, the physicist Richard Feynman, and the molecular biologist James Watson have offered all sorts of guidance on how to become more creative and make groundbreaking discoveries. There is no shortage of advice to the young scientist. The challenge is to distinguish the good advice from the not-so-good advice.
2010 Lasker Medical Research Awards Jury
First Row, left to right: J. Michael Bishop, University of California, San Francisco ● Donald Ganem, University of California, San Francisco ● Lucy Shapiro, Stanford University ● Joseph Goldstein, Chair of the Jury, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center ● Eric Kandel, Columbia University ● Paul Nurse, The Rockefeller University ● Diane Mathis, Harvard University
Second Row, left to right: Günter Blobel, The Rockefeller University ● Phillip Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ● Richard Lifton, Yale University ● Cornelia Bargmann, The Rockefeller University ● Robert Horvitz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology ● Stanley Cohen, Stanford University ● Titia de Lange, The Rockefeller University ● Huda Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine ● Gregory Petsko, Brandeis University
Third Row, left to right: Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Genentech ● Craig Thompson, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center ● Stuart Kornfeld, Washington University ● Jack Dixon, Howard Hughes Medical Institute ● Martin Raff, University College London ● Harold Varmus, National Cancer Institute ● Jeremy Nathans, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ● Michael Brown, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center