This article was written is response to a request from the editor-in-chief as a result of my receiving the Governor’s Award in Scientific Awareness. My goal is to provide a glimpse into a 40 plus year research career that was predominately focused on the role of thromboxane A2 and its receptor (TP) in physiologic and pathophysiologic processes in the cardiovascular system. It also enumerates the lessons learned along the way that may lead to a productive research career. Those lessons were; Perseverance, Think out of the box, Challenge the dogma, Take risks, Failure is not a bad thing, Focus, Select a good mentor(s), Choose your collaborators and colleagues wisely (team science), When you start an experiment-finish it (analyze all the data), Take time for your family.
Halushka, Perry V. PhD, MD
"Thromboxane A2 and TP receptors: A trail of research, well traveled,"
Journal of the South Carolina Academy of Science: Vol. 14
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/jscas/vol14/iss1/3