Truth Wins: A Practical Guide to Succeeding in Biomedical Research, by Jonathan Yewdell

Truth WinsJonathan Yewdell, Chief of the Cellular Biology Section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has written a book entitled Truth Wins: A Practical Guide to Succeeding in Biomedical Research. 

Dr. Yewdell is well known for his presentations about the problems with biomedical science, a subject we discussed on TWiV 208: The Biomedical Research Crisis.

Here are two excerpts from the book:

The joy of making discoveries is the beating heart of a successful scientific career. The power of the scientific method to reveal truths about nature through iterative rational experimentation and interpretation inspired the title of the book.

The book is mostly intended for young people either contemplating a career in biomedical research or those who have already embarked on the journey. I hope that others might find it interesting and useful in understanding how scientists tick and what they do all day.

Truth Wins is free to download in either epub or mobi format.

TWiV 317: Brazil goes viral

On episode #317 of the science show This Week in Virology, Vincent travels to Brazil and joins Eurico to speak with three four young virologists, Gustavo, Cintia, Tatiana, and Suellen, about their work and their prospects for careers in science.

You can find TWiV #317 at www.microbe.tv/twiv.

Going viral on Science Sunday Hangout on Air

I joined Buddhini Samarasinghe and Scott Lewis on a Science Sunday Hangout on Air to talk about my career in virology: how I came to be interested in viruses, and what goes on in my laboratory. You can find hangouts and more at the ScienceSunday community.