A young man grows up in a country where the quest for knowledge is not allowed. It makes him even more curious.
So he comes to America to study and ultimately make a discovery that opens the door to halt disease, develop vaccines and kick start the immune system.
You may not understand all he has to say – but you will definitely appreciate his goal.
Dr. Ruslan Medzhitov was honored with the Lurie Prize for biomedical research from members of the National Institutes of Health and local philanthropist Ann Lurie.
WGN’s Dina Bair has his story.
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