The tiny roundworm C. elegans has been essential in elucidating fundamental life processes. Neurologist Cori Bargmann has worked with worms for decades. She thinks that the unique culture of the researchers in the “worm community” is just as essential as the worm itself in promoting fresh discoveries. As the just-appointed president of the newly founded Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative, Bargmann hopes to harness this culture’s creativity, openness and shared resources. The goal is research that will directly improve human health. getAbstract recommends this text to healthcare professionals, scientists and anyone fascinated by the future of medicine.
In this summary, you will learn
- How studying the tiny C. elegans roundworms reveals the inner workings of many fundamental biological processes;
- Why “worm people” are different from other researchers; and
- How veteran researcher Cori Bargmann, president of the Chan Zuckerberg Science Institute, will attempt to manage, cure or prevent disease by the end of the century.
About the Author
Cori Bargmann is a professor of genetics, neuroscience and behavior at the Rockefeller University in New York and the president of science at the Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative in Palo Alto, California.