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The Resource Love and science : a memoir, Jan Vilcek

Love and science : a memoir, Jan Vilcek

Label
Love and science : a memoir
Title
Love and science
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jan Vilcek
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before he became one of the world's most celebrated immunologists, Jan Vilcek began life in Slovakia as the child of Jewish parents at a time when Jews were being exterminated all across Europe. He owes his and his mother s survival to the courage of brave people and good luck. As a young man growing up in Czechoslovakia in the aftermath of the Second World War, Vilcek went to medical school and chose a career in virology and immunology at a time when these fields were still in their infancy. While still in his twenties he published a paper in the prestigious journal "Nature," and he hosted the first international conference on interferon. Fleeing Communist Czechoslovakia with his wife Marica, Vilcek continued his research at NYU School of Medicine, going on to establish a highly successful career in biomedical research, and creating one of the most important and trailblazing medicines of our age. After his arrival in the US in 1965 as a penniless refugee, he soon went on to spearhead some of the key advances in the research of interferon that enabled its therapeutic application, and through his research into tumor necrosis factor (TNF) made advances that led to the discovery of new genes and proteins and signaling pathways, opening up previously uncharted areas of medical innovation that have led to important new treatments for a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Along the way Vilcek acquired material wealth he had never aspired to, catapulting him into the world of philanthropy
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471512
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vilček, J.
Dewey number
  • 610.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vilček, J
  • Physicians
  • Physicians
  • Microbiologists
  • Microbiologists
  • Physicians
  • Microbiology
  • United States
  • Slovakia
Label
Love and science : a memoir, Jan Vilcek
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578627
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
vii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781609806682
Lccn
2015025051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609806682
  • (OCoLC)911834572
Label
Love and science : a memoir, Jan Vilcek
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578627
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
A Seven Stories Press first edition.
Extent
vii, 264 pages
Isbn
9781609806682
Lccn
2015025051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781609806682
  • (OCoLC)911834572

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