Quotes by: Jack W. Szostak

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Jack William Szostak
Szostak at the 2010 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Born (1952-11-09) November 9, 1952 (age 64)
London, United Kingdom
Residence United States
Citizenship Canada
Fields Biochemistry
Genetics
Synthetic Biology
Institutions Harvard Medical School
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Alma mater McGill University
Cornell University
Thesis Specific binding of a synthetic oligonucleotide to the yeast iso-1 cytochrome c̲ mRNA and gene (1977)
Doctoral advisor Ray Wu
Notable students David Bartel, Jennifer Doudna, Terry Orr-Weaver, Andrew W. Murray, Rachel Green
Notable awards Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2009)
Lasker Award (2006)
NAS Award in Molecular Biology (1994)

I greatly enjoy reading the biographies of scientists, and when doing so I always hope to learn the secrets of their success. Alas, those secrets generally remain elusive.
Jack W. Szostak
I was born in London, England during the great fog of 1952, but survived the coal-fueled air pollution with no ill effects and after less than a year in England was carried to Canada by my parents.
Jack W. Szostak
I remember in 1967, when there was that terrible fire on NASA's Apollo 1 rocket that killed three astronauts, my father made pure oxygen and we lit this tiny cup and burned it. Suddenly, we had an unbelievable jet and a fire. You just could see exactly what had happened.
Jack W. Szostak
What do cells do when they see a broken piece of DNA? Cells don't like such breaks. They'll do pretty much anything they can to fix things up. If a chromosome is broken, the cells will repair the break using an intact chromosome.
Jack W. Szostak
In my lab, we're interested in the transition from chemistry to early biology on the early earth.
Jack W. Szostak
The thing about the Nobel ceremony is that for a whole week, you get treated like a superstar. You get driven everywhere. You have minders who always make sure you get where you're going. And you always get into the back seat of the limo.
Jack W. Szostak
I do not know why I have always been fascinated by science or why I have been driven by the intense desire to make some original contribution. And although I have had some degree of success as a scientist, it is hard to say precisely why.
Jack W. Szostak
I have generally sought to work on questions that I thought were both interesting and approachable, yet not too widely appreciated. To struggle to make discoveries that would be made by others a short time later seems futile to me.
Jack W. Szostak
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