Science starts with a desire to answer the unanswered; a fascination with what makes us, us. And for many scientists, this feeling stems from a specific question, usually at a young age.

Joe Beechem chose a biology class at school when philosophy wasn’t giving him adequate answers. In this first class, he learned something that meant he would never turn back from science.

Love Letters to Science is a series of short films in which five scientists share the story of how they fell in love with science – and how it helped them find their collaborators, their people, and their community.

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explains how he came to be solving one of the world’s largest health burdens.


shares his fascination with how we develop – and how science saved his life.


explains how a small discovery made by one scientist can empower us all.

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