Table 1.

Lessons from my life in science (thus far).

  • It is very important to have good mentors, you cannot learn how to do good science just from reading the literature.
  • Find an important subject that is not yet interesting to others, otherwise the big guys will get there before you! Do not go with the mainstream.
  • Accidental observations may be the most important ones. Grab your luck!
  • Use whatever experimental approach is needed for your objective; it may not necessarily be the most fashionable (“state-of-the-art”) technology.
  • Have a lot of excitement and fun in science – this is how discoveries are made!
  • Never leave bench-work, and you shall continue to get a lot of excitement and fun.
RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2010 July; 1(1): e0001. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2010 July 2. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10001.