Since 1984, Fundamental Immunology has been THE definitive texbook for graduate/post-graduate level Immunology and the go-to reference for the state of the field. Until 2015, it was edited by the late Dr. William E. Paul. Typically, the book compiles chapters […]
For this fall, the lab is reading “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”by Yuval Noah Harari. Comments, thoughts, etc. will be updated after the discussion…
Our book club choice for this session is “The righteous mind by Jonathan Haidt“. This one was from Kenny’s repository. Book is on the lab server for everyone to read up !
Our next book club read is “The Madhouse Effect” by Michael Mann & Tom Toles. This is a summary of the science and the politics behind climate change… Ebook is available on the Forum for lab members & students comments […]
We had our discussion of the summer book club selection (Stumbling on Happiness – see http://blog.nevillab.org/?p=772) at the Pickles Pub …. and we also have the traditional lab potrait for the summer (Kesha will have to be photoshopped in :-)) […]
Stumbling on Happiness : by Daniel Todd Gilbert was voted our book club choice for this summer. Blurb from goodreads: Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink? • Why […]
Spring book club for the lab is “The Compatibility Gene” by Daniel M. Davis. The book is meant as a primer to transplantation, histocompatibility etc – so should be a quick read for folks who are already in Immuno.
For our 2017 Holiday reading, we chose “Lone Survivors” by Chris Stringer – which expands on his Out of Africa hypothesis for human evolution in the light of newer evidence of genetic mixing in early humans outside the African continent. […]
Our choice for the 2nd Book Club of 2017 is “The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language” by Steven Pinker. Discussion is tentatively scheduled for July 15th at the Pickles Pub. Lab members can view/download the ebook & audiobook […]
For February’s Lab Book Club discussion, the students chose the now “classic” from Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner – Freakonomics: : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. The book, originally published in 2005, has been […]
Our book choice for reading through the holiday season is Outliers: The story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. In the book Gladwell presents his thesis about the factors are make some people wildly more successful than others – using a […]
This month, our lab book club choice is “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee. The book chronicles the history of cancer from an young physician’s perpective. A PBS miniseries based on the book is […]
Our lab’s August 2016 Book Club selection was the Survival of the Sickest by Sharon Moalem and Jonathan Prince. The book has been extensively reviewed since its 07 publication and is a staple of undergraduate book discussions in Biology. Lab […]
This months reading for our lab “summer book club” is the Chalbis & Simon book – The Invisible Gorilla. We will update this post with comments – post discussion… Lab members can view/download the ebook & audiobook versions of the […]
Yesterday we were having a discussion with the 3rd year graduate students about styles of writing papers and I was reminded of the old Medawar talk again (see – P.B. Medawar (1964): Is the scientific paper a fraud). As Medawar […]