What do you need to succeed in biomedical research?
Brains? Hard work? Luck? Some of the world's most
prominent biomedical researchers may surprise you
with their answers. If you enjoy science and are
thinking about pursuing it as a career, you'll want
to bookmark this site and visit each month for a new
video of a scientist offering perspective on what it
takes to succeed.|
There's no single formula for success in science, says B. Brett Finlay, a Canadian
expert on how dangerous microbes can infect our bodies. "The personalities of scientists
are very different," he observes. "When you go to a meeting and you meet 10 scientists,
they'll be very different people."
What scientists share, according to Finlay, is a desire to learn new things, a love
of experiments and a burning desire to explore nature's secrets. "A career in science
is something that doesn't just happen," he says. "You have to go about and really fashion it."
Read the full transcript of Dr. Finlay's remarks.