A brief history of M. C. Schaub’s legacies: a life dedicated to heart and muscle research
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Marcus C. Schaub passed away on October 30, 2018 at the age of 82 years. He leaves behind a multifaceted and rich legacy beyond the Swiss borders and it is a great honor for us, mentees and close collaborators of his, to review once again the different stages of his career and life.
Marcus graduated from the Medical School of the University of Basel in 1961, where he also completed his doctorate in medicine (Dr. med.). Unsatisfied by—as he used to say—the empiricism of medical practice, he started his research career at the Max-Planck Institute in Munich and subsequently worked in Prof. Samuel V. Perry’s laboratory at the University of Birmingham, UK, in the then just emerging research field of muscle biochemistry, where he completed his PhD (Dr. phil. nat.). These years abroad—which he later referred to as a privilege—with his wife Nina and their three young children had a lasting impact on the young inquisitive physician eager for knowledge. Winkingly, he wrote in his epitaph for his...
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