Oral Histories

Interview of Janko Nikolic-Zugic

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Janko Nikoli-ugi
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Maestrejuan, Andrea R.
Nikolic-Zugic, Janko
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, document the research of "outstanding scientists from quality institutions" chosen by the Pew Scholars Program to receive four-year stipends.
Childhood in Yugoslavia; Nikoli-ugi's first contact with the field of immunology; the role of the Communist Party in the Yugoslavian educational system; graduate study with Miodrag Luki; science research conditions in Yugoslavia; work in the Michael J. Bevan lab on intrathymic T cells; Nikoli-ugi's experimental method; the reasons for doing risky science; how funding affects the direction of research; the politics of publishing in the sciences; the necessity for animal research; Nikoli-ugi's philosophy of lab management; a comparison of cultural attitudes toward doing science.