Introduction by Michael R. Honig, 21-March-2014
Ever since I was a little kid, science and technology have fascinated me. When I read magazines, newspapers (or, now, web sites), the first or second thing I turned to was always the science/technology section, the way many folks look for the sports pages. Thus I am re-publishing an article I found through referral by a friend in biological research. Through my relationships and friendships to scientists (and my marriage to an outstanding researcher), I’ve heard Lenny’s story many times. I think his story is sad for both himself and his country, but is also a compelling argument for reforming the dog-eat-dog world of competing for wholly inadequate grant money by highly-trained and grossly-underpaid scientists who work in a frequently-disheartening professional environment.
NOTE: I recommend going to the comments section after reading the article for additional perspective from others who know whereof Mr. Teytelman speaks.
_________________________________________________ Continue reading