This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, July 25, 2011 - Dr. Jerry Jaboin, a Washington University researcher and clinical physician, said he became a scientist because "it's fun, it's discovery." What he's trying to discover is deadly serious: better treatments for brain tumors.
At age 37, Jaboin calls himself a "junior scientist." He has just begun his scientific career in earnest and he's looking to make his mark. He doesn't know exactly where that will be, but he says he's sure it's going to have something to do with eradicating brain tumors.