Before I begin, I need to tell you a little story of how I got to know Julian. A long time back, when Julian only thought about slapping mosquitoes and not studying them, I met Julian's father George. We were both serving on a study section for the NIH evaluating the merits of proposals to establish International Centers for Infectious Disease Research. We had what we used to call a knock-down, drag-em-out disagreement over one particular application, but that night in the bar of the Bethesda Holiday Inn, George came up to me and said “… great discussion today, let me buy you a beer.” It is so nice to have friends that can truly separate the business of doing science from the business of friendship. As a consequence, our friendship has grown progressively over the years. So, George introduced me to his son, Julian,...

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