PerspectivesWhat is it like to work in our areas of science? What is it like to be a part of the Cellular and Molecular Physiology Program? Faculty members, postdocs and students offer some personal perspectives in this section.
What attracted me to the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, and what has kept me here throughout my professional career, is the simple fact that people talk to each other.
Most scientists start their careers along a particular scientific path and will stay in that path until the end. In some fields one can be reasonably certain that this path will bear fruit; if not in one's own laboratory, at least in other laboratories pursuing the same subject.
In science one comes from time to time upon a vista, a place where with the sight of imagination or sometimes with direct observation a new landscape opens up before the eyes.
Coming from Europe, the beginning of my graduate education also marked my first visit to the U.S. Of course, academic education was my first and most important goal, but I was equally curious how life outside the lab would be, in a small city of which I never heard the name before coming here.