September 30, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Suicide

2 min read

Today has been a dark day of mourning for science following the death by suicide of Dr. Yoshiki Sasai. I did not know Dr. Sasai personally, but was very impressed with his work. His suicide leaves me feeling very sad and it seems like an appropriate time for reflection. (update I did a post on suicides by scientists more generally: Scientists and suicide) It’s not clear why he took his own life, but it is reasonable to surmise that aspects of the STAP cell mess had a prominent …Read More