Biomedical researchers don't typically rub elbows with rock-'n-roll royalty in the pages of glossy magazines. In fact, they never do. Until now.
Seal, Eric Topol, and David Agus
Image: Geoffrey Beene / GQ
In the June issue of__ linkurl:GQ,; __a popular men's fashion magazine, 11 of America's leading biomedical researchers appear alongside celebrated pop musicians for a multi-page spread called "Rock Stars of Science." The scientists traded in their elbow-patched tweed for snazzier, designer threads, for a photo shoot that the organizers of the project, a charitable men's clothing brand, hope will help heighten the public's awareness of these biologists and their work while showcasing the need for greater science funding. "We need to get the best and brightest excited to go into science and medicine," linkurl:David Agus,; a University of Southern California cancer researcher, who was photographed alongside Scripps cardiologist linkurl:Eric Topol; and multi-platinum-selling singer linkurl:Seal,; told __The Scientist__....
Anthony Fauci, Sheryl Crow, and Harold Varmus
Image: Geoffrey Beene / GQ

Rudy Tanzi, Joe Perry, and Francis Collins
Image: Geoffrey Beene / GQ

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