Our cells engage in protein production, and many of those proteins are enzymes responsible for the chemistry of life.

— Randy Schekman

The most sensual Randy Schekman quotes that are glad to read

The idea that I could push the envelope using dedication and research and endless curiosity has propelled me in my life's work.

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The night before the Nobel announcement every year, I've gone to bed feeling quite anxious. I was optimistic, and also I knew it might never happen.

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When I was a postdoc, I jotted every fresh thought on a three-by-five card and kept them in a card catalogue.

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I am a scientist. Mine is a professional world that achieves great things for humanity.

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I was driven completely by a desire to understand how cells worked.

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Everything I did in high school was focused on microbiology, looking at things like algae under a microscope for hours on end. When I was 13, I saved up $100 to buy a good used microscope. I was obsessed with microorganisms.

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I got into science because I thought that, with inspiration and hard work, I could figure out how life works.

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It is common, and encouraged by many journals, for research to be judged by the impact factor of the journal that publishes it. But as a journal's score is an average, it says little about the quality of any individual piece of research.

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It's actually a very unpleasant experience to read a Nature paper, or to read a Science paper.

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