4 2021

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Stockholm with author Robert Lefkowitz

7:30PM - 8:30PM  

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This virtual event is brought to you by the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater & Simon Family JCC's Lee and Bernard Jaffe Family Jewish Book Festival.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm: The Adrenaline-Fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist, is a rollicking memoir from the cardiologist turned legendary scientist and winner of the Nobel Prize that revels in the joy of science and discovery.  A blend of comedy, history, and tragedy, this book demonstrates the importance of humor and teamwork in science and life. 

In this memoir, the story builds up to the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, which Lefkowitz shared with his mentee Brian Kobilka. He also shares his experiences as a trained cardiologist who was diagnosed with a heart disease. 

“My book goes through my childhood, Bronx High School for Science, undergrad at Columbia, medical school, my time at the National Institute of Health and, of course, Duke is the major part,” Lefkowitz said.