Background to Breakthrough
Background to Breakthrough is a series of short films highlighting scientists whose diverse backgrounds and perspectives had spurred insights and innovations.
The first mini-series features Dr. Esteban Burchard (University of California, San Francisco). Burchard is a geneticist, physician and asthma researcher. This three-part series explores his groundbreaking research findings, the role of race in medicine, and how his own ethnic and cultural background has contributed to his success.