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Steven J. Norris, Ph.D.

Research, Professor and Robert Greer Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Medical School

UT Health Science Center at Houston

As a teenager, I realized that a blade of grass contains more complexity and wonder than I could ever understand in my lifetime; that was the birth of my scientific career. 

The immune response teaches us that active immunity leads to long-term memory and increased affinity, whereas passive immunity has no memory or increase in affinity. Learning is similar and should be an active, exciting, lifelong process. I have been fortunate to take part in promoting active, lifelong learning in both the medical school and graduate school environments.