Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Congratulations to Stanley Falkow, Microbiologist Extraordinaire and Lasker Winner

Short one here as I am at a conference. Very happy to see Stan Falkow get a Lasker Award.
"The breadth and depth of Falkow’s career is being recognized with the 2008 Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science."
He is a great scientist but more importantly to me, he has an infectious (no pun intended) enthusiasm for science, microbiology, and life. For more detail, there is a really nice article in the Stanford Report about him and his career. Every time I interact with him (e.g., when I was a student at Stanford) I feel like I got a microbiology passion boost that lasted for years. And clearly he has had this effect on many many others. Congratulations to him for a well deserved award.

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