The body of work from the labs of Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein at UTSW is a core foundation of biomedical science, from basic discovery to clinical applications.
Another notable feature of the Brown and Goldstein lab is that it is a remarkable model of collaborative research, the lab being managed as a partnership from its inception.
In this fascinating paper, published last year Brown and Goldstein touch upon the origins of their partnership and discuss six projects of their lab that are rooted in the lab’s major interest, but took them in a new direction. During the course of pursuing these “side” projects their lab made major new discoveries. The insights made in the course of each “side”project alone would have been sufficient to establish a prominent scientific reputation for any laboratory. It is a testament to the remarkable intellect and skill of Brown and Goldstein that these discoveries are termed “side” projects.
Reading the papers of Brown and Goldstein, one is inspired by the way they incorporate orthogonal experimental approaches in addition to skillfully incorporating medical insights plus these papers are all eloquent expositions of thinking and communication. For anybody interested in learning about science, being a scientist and thinking like a scientist there is so much to be learned from studying their work and reading their papers.keep looking »