“I always liked infectious diseases, because you could come up with a drug… and you could give it to someone… and they would become well.”
Ian Lipkin is a microbe hunter who studies infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and SARS.
Ian is a consultant who taught Gwyneth Paltrow how to have a seizure in “Contagion.”
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About Ian Lipkin
Ian Lipkin is a self-described “microbe hunter.” A professor at Columbia University, he does research on a wide array of infectious diseases. When Ian’s not in the lab, he helps Hollywood put science up on the silver screen. Among his many other contributions to the film “Contagion,” Ian taught Gwyneth Paltrow how to have a seizure.