Scientist, educator discusses the key to ‘sparking curiosity’ in next generation of researchers

April 21, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees, ,

“If I had to distill it down to one word, it’s ‘curiosity.’” 

That’s the secret to success when it comes to being both a scientist and an educator, according to Michael Hortsch, Ph.D., a professor of cell and developmental biology and learning health sciences at Michigan Medicine.

Hortsch, who recently won the AAA Henry Gray Distinguished Educator Award, joined The Wrap employee podcast to discuss his role and how he approaches teaching the next generation of biomedical scientists.

“We can’t be a learner unless we are also teaching,” Hortsch said. “And when we do research, we are always learning.” It’s essential that those in the biomedical sciences embrace that cycle to ensure medicine is always moving forward.

Check out more of Hortsch’s fascinating conversation via the YouTube video at the top of the page or media player below!