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In this episode, YS Chi speaks with John Pham, the editor in chief of Cell, one of the world’s leading scientific journals. He is just the fourth person to lead the journal in its 47-year history.
Here is the remarkable story of the youngest son of Vietnamese immigrants who, until recently, never imagined himself as leader, let alone as the editor in chief of Cell. In this episode, John discusses many of the big issues in scientific publishing, from diversity, equality and trust in science to research integrity, transparency in data, and open access. He reflects on the importance of the work that he and his colleagues do and how it feels to have an example of that work recognized by Dr. Anthony Fauci during a congressional hearing in 2020. He also shares his thoughts on where he hopes to take Cell in the future.
These are the reflections of a reluctant leader who had a calling for science and for doing "good things to help people".
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