Scientist Spotlight: Karl Landsteiner

Scientist Spotlight: Karl Landsteiner

In today’s scientist spotlight post, we will learn about Austrian physician and immunologist, Karl Landsteiner. Born in Austria, 1868, Landsteiner lived in Vienna, where he went to school, and went on to study medicine at the University of Vienna in 1881. During this...
Scientist Spotlight: Robert Koch

Scientist Spotlight: Robert Koch

In today’s scientist spotlight post, we will learn about German physician and microbiologist Robert Koch. Born in Clausthal, Hanover, Germany, Koch was academically inclined from a young age. He went on to study the natural sciences in university, before switching...
Scientist Spotlight: Kary Mullis

Scientist Spotlight: Kary Mullis

In this scientist spotlight post, we will learn about the controversial American biochemist Kary Mullis. Born on December 28, 1944 in Lenoir, North Carolina, Mullis developed an early interest in chemistry, claiming to have chemically synthesized fuel for model...
Scientist Spotlight: Felix d’Herelle

Scientist Spotlight: Felix d’Herelle

In today’s scientist spotlight post, we will learn about French-Canadian microbiologist Felix d’Herelle. He was born in Paris, France on April 25, 1873. d’Herelle attended school in Paris, completing only a high school education, and was therefore self-taught in the...
Scientist Spotlight: Michael Smith

Scientist Spotlight: Michael Smith

Many of us have felt demotivated by a test result at one point in time, and if you are currently in a summer study term, that time might be now, considering that you are probably in the midst of receiving midterm grades. But fear not, because as you will find out in...

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