Dr. Webster reflects on career in influenza (video)



“Nothing could be more exciting than doing the kind of work that a scientist has the privilege of doing.” – Robert Webster, Ph.D.

Renowned virologist Robert Webster, Ph.D., was invited to give the 2010 Leeuwenhoek Lecture by the Royal Society in London. The Leeuwenhoek Lecture, named after microscopist Antony van Leeuwenhoek, was established to recognize excellence in the field of microbiology.

A native of New Zealand, Webster joined St. Jude in 1968 and holds the Rose Marie Thomas Chair in Infectious Diseases. He discusses what inspired him to become a scientist and his research at St. Jude.