Meet microbe hunter Ian Lipkin in this video profile from NOVA scienceNOW: The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers. As a child, Lipkin read a lot of Sherlock Holmes stories. He was inspired by Holmes to become a detective in the world of infectious diseases and find out why people get sick and what we can do about it. Through his role as script advisor on Hollywood movie sets, Lipkin has been able to explain science to the public. This work has also had a positive impact on the response to public health crises worldwide. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.
This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
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