An Historical Guide to Why People Become Scientists

Friday, January 16, 2015

Yes, the NIH Stetten Museum has microscopes, balances, centrifuges, and gene sequencers. But we also have clothing, paintings, ashtrays, and even cartoons. Each object tells a story about NIH scientific accomplishments or NIH staff’s life at work. “The National Institutes Guide to Why People Become Scientists" was drawn for The NIH Catalyst by Dr. Alexander Dent. He drew 21 cartoons detailing the trials of “Joe Postdoc" and other NIH topics.

Dent was a postdoc at the National Cancer Institute in Dr. Louis Staudt’s lab during 1992-1998.

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