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Joel M. Goodman, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Pharmacology

UT Southwestern Medical Center

I have assumed that whatever makes science interesting to me will also make it come alive to students.

Key to this is the context: what was known and accepted as fact at the time of a discovery, and how novel findings often depended on personalities and human relationships. Discovery is not made in a vacuum, and it cannot be separated from the discoverer.