The Nobel Prize is about rewarding the work of individuals. Names already famous in their fields and maybe the general world of science are suddenly propelled into the headlines. It is a wonderful stage for the public to honor those who have spent their life pursuing scientific knowledge, but sometimes it can fuel a misconception among lay audiences that research is the domain of individual geniuses working alone. So in honor of Nobel Prize week, we have compiled a video of Nobel Laureates praising the spirit of collaboration, which, more often than not, is the true propellent of scientific discovery.
Michael S. Brown received a B.A. degree in Chemistry in 1962 and an M.D. degree in 1966 from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an intern and resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Earl Stadtman at the National Institutes of Health. In 1971, he came to UT Southwestern where… Continue Reading
Edmond Fischer is Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Washington. He, along with his colleague Edwin Krebs, demonstrated for the first time the mechanism of reversible protein phosphorylation on the enzyme glycogen phosphorylase. Fischer and Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for this discovery. Since their initial… Continue Reading
Joseph Goldstein is Chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Michael Brown is Professor of Molecular Genetics and Director of the Jonsson Center for Molecular Genetics at UTSW. For over 40 years, Drs. Brown and Goldstein have directed a lab together and worked to understand the… Continue Reading
Dr. Blackburn is a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research. She discovered the molecular nature of telomeres-the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving the genetic information – and discovered the enzyme telomerase, which replenishes telomeres. Blackburn is currently a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and… Continue Reading