Basic science under threat: Lessons from the Skirball Institute

Agnel Sfeir, Gord Fishell, Alexander F. Schier, Michael L. Dustin, Wen Biao Gan, Alexandra Joyner, Ruth Lehmann, David Ron, David Roth, William S. Talbot, Deborah Yelon, Arturo Zychlinsky

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Support for basic science has been eclipsed by initiatives aimed at specific medical problems. The latest example is the dismantling of the Skirball Institute at NYU School of Medicine. Here, we reflect on the achievements and mission underlying the Skirball to gain insight into the dividends of maintaining a basic science vision within the academic enterprises.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-758
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 3 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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