Dr. Jose Russo, Director of the Breast Cancer Research Laboratory at Fox Chase Cancer Center presented a seminar titled: "The Apprentice of Science" at the Conference Hall of the Ivory V. Nelson Center for the Sciences on the 12th of April, 2012. Dr. Russo explored the qualities of scientists, drawing from examples of past great scientists including Robert Koch, Francis Collins, Johann Mendel and Louis Pasteur. He stressed that most great scientists are unusually curious, hardwired, perceptive, focused, hardworking and persevering.
Dr. Jose Russo then focused on his work on breast cancer, specifically the observation that women who had been pregnant at an early age were better protected against breast cancer than those who did not have children or were pregnant at an older age.
Dr. Russo's seminar was attended by faculty and students of Lincoln Universtiy.