New Idea


It should never be too late to follow a new idea. That is what I told myself when, at nearly 30 years old, I abandoned my career as a medical doctor, realizing I would be happier as a scientist.
– Dr Roderick MacKinnon, 1986

17 years later, he won Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his research on potassium ion channels in brain.

** Ion pumps are the unsung heroes of cellular neurophysiology. They work in the background to ensure that the ionic concentration gradients are established and maintained. These proteins may lack the glamour of a gated ion channel, but without ion pumps, the resting membrane potential would not exist. and the brain would not function.

While most of us face mid life crisis in 30s, remember, it is never too late.