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Pathways of a Cell Biologist: Through Yet Another Eye

Series: Springer Biographies

By: Shinya Inoué(Author)

287 pages, 32 colour & 135 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Aug 2016 | #233880 | ISBN-13: 9789811009464
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Pathways of a Cell Biologist is the autobiography of Shinya Inoué, tracing his life from childhood to the present. Though he has made many contributions to science, perhaps the most remarkable one involves the visualization of dynamics in living cells by means of a polarizing light microscope, an innovation that changed the face of cell biology.

Addressing readers curious to know why and how he achieved such success, the story begins with a prologue describing the end of World War II and Inoué's lifelong collaborator, the great cell biologist Katsuma Dan. Following the prologue, the author's childhood and teenage experiences during World War II are described, before the focus shifts to his scientific career and personal life.

Pathways of a Cell Biologist not only offers important tips for young researchers, it will also help them develop a passion for science.


Chapter 1. Prologue
Chapter 2. Shadows Of War
Chapter 3. Introduction to Katy
Chapter 4. The Anti-Comintern and Tri-Axis Pacts
Chapter 5. Other Worlds
Chapter 6. War Years in Japan, Continued
Chapter 7. After Graduation
Chapter 8. Immediate Post-War Years
Chapter 9. Encounter with Emperor Showa
Chapter 10. Jean Dan
Chapter 11. Off to America
Chapter 12. University of Washington
Chapter 12. In Post-War Japan, Briefly
Chapter 13. New Life in The States
Chapter 14. Another Move
Chapter 15. Philadelphia
Chapter 16. Full Time at MBL
Chapter 17. Introduction
Chapter 18. Last Quarter Century at MBL
Chapter 19. Epilogue

Appendix I
Appendix II
Appendix III
Appendix IV
Appendix V

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