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Research Paper Discussed in this Talk
Vale RD, Schnapp BJ, Reese TS, Sheetz MP. Organelle, bead, and microtubule translocations promoted by soluble factors from the squid giant axon. Cell. 1985
Mar; 40(3): 559-69.
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Vale explains how doing science often follows a winding path with unexpected, sometimes wonderful surprises, and uses his own story to illustrate his point. When Vale was a graduate student, he initially hoped to show that myosin was involved in axonal transport, but ended up discovering a new molecule, which he called kinesin.
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