This book is the autobiography of Shinya Inoue, 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 Inoue'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.
The book not only offers important tips for young researchers, it will also help them develop a passion for science.
Pathways of a Cell Biologist: Through Yet Another Eye
Chapter1 Prologue.- Chapter2 Shadows Of War.- Chapter3 Introduction to Katy.- Chapter4 The Anti-Comintern and Tri-Axis Pacts.- Chapter5 Other Worlds.- Chapte6 War Years in Japan, Continued.- Chapter7 After Graduation.- Chapter8 Immediate Post-War Years.- Chapter9 Encounter with Emperor Showa.- Chapter10 Jean Dan.- Chapter11 Off to America.- Chapter12 University of Washington.- Chapter12 In Post-War Japan, Briefly.- Chapter13 New Life in The States.- Chapter14 Another Move.- Chapter15 Philadelphia.- Chapter16 Full Time at MBL.- Chapter17 Introduction.- Chapter18 Last Quarter Century at MBL.- Chapter19 Epilogue.- Appendix I.- Appendix II.- Appendix III.- Appendix IV.- Appendix V.