Interview with the 1998 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, Louis J. Ignarro, in August 2008. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Louis Ignarro discusses growing up in New York City as the son of first generation immigrant parents who had no formal education, his graduate successes at the University of Minnesota (7:24), the value of and threat to pharmacological research (12:04), his five year period in industry before returning to academia (16:40), and his contribution to discovering the role of nitric oxide for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize (22:44). He also explains his love of teaching (39:32), his everyday use of the scientific approach (44:19) and the current extension of his work on nitric oxide to nutrition based supplements (47:35).
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