Editor’s Preamble to the Profile of Louis Ignarro
Circulation Research is pleased to inaugurate “Profiles in Cardiovascular Science” with this interview1 with Lou Ignarro, the son of poor Italian immigrants, who won the 1998 Nobel Prize. Lou is one of my favorite people, a wonderful combination of scientific prowess, human richness, genuineness, and unassumingness that is both refreshing and rare among medical researchers. Perhaps the most poignant part of the interview is the end, when Lou states that neither of his parents ever attended school; that their son rose to become a Nobel laureate is not only extraordinary but also deeply inspiring. This should be a powerful lesson in motivation for all of us.
This Editor’s Preamble was originally published as part of the interview with Louis Ignarro for the Circulation Research series Profiles in Cardiovascular Science. The original article is available online at http://circres.ahajournals.org/content/106/3/420.full
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