Avoid Falling in Love with Your Own Hypothesis

Courtesy of Adriano Aguzzi Early Indication: I was fascinated by life sciences in high school. Medical school failed to provide me with sufficient background knowledge in the natural sciences to successfully pursue a career as a scientist, so I engaged in all sorts of extracurricular activities in laboratories while I was a medical student. How I Got Here: My medical background proved very useful for research activity in the neurosciences, which has become my mission in the last 15 years. Wh

Adriano Aguzzi
Aug 24, 2003
Courtesy of Adriano Aguzzi

Early Indication: I was fascinated by life sciences in high school. Medical school failed to provide me with sufficient background knowledge in the natural sciences to successfully pursue a career as a scientist, so I engaged in all sorts of extracurricular activities in laboratories while I was a medical student.

How I Got Here: My medical background proved very useful for research activity in the neurosciences, which has become my mission in the last 15 years. When I started out, I did not spend much time thinking about my career. I was simply fascinated by the possibility of modeling human diseases in transgenic mice.

Pivotal Paper: The first molecular paper for which I can claim full intellectual fathership was the description of a new tumor entity in transgenic mice expressing a viral oncogene (K. Khazaie et al., "EGF promotes in vivo tumorigenic growth of primary chicken-embryo...

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