Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa Quiñones-Hinojosa chronicles his journey from poor, illegal immigrant to physician-scientist and brain surgeon.
Robert Ramirez Dedication and determination allowed Ramirez to beat the odds and become a scientist.
Harold Varmus Varmus shares his path to illustrate the many routes that one can follow to a career in science. An English Literature major in college, Varmus became a cancer biologist, is a Nobel Prize winner and the former director of the National Cancer Institute.
Lydia Villa-Komaroff Villa-Komaroff knew she wanted to be a scientist even as a child but the path to her goal included some twists.
Yixian Zheng Zheng wanted to be a novelist early on, but studied biology to please her parents. In graduate school she developed a real love for biology and has been studying it ever since.