'You're heading in the right direction'. An interview with Dr. Fred Gorelick. Interview by Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico

Pancreatology. 2007;7(2-3):93-5. doi: 10.1159/000103357. Epub 2007 May 1.


In the current interview, the internationally renowned pancreatologist Fred Gorelick highlights the key importance of mentorship and gives us a hint of his experience in pancreatic research. Dr. Gorelick's discoveries on zymogen activation on the pancreatic acinar cell lead the way on the understanding of the mechanisms underlying cell damage during pancreatitis. This work opened a new field of study and has served as the foundation for subsequent work for a large number of laboratories around the world.

Publication types

  • Interview
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research*
  • Humans
  • Mentors*
  • Pancreas / metabolism
  • Pancreas / pathology*
  • Pancreatic Diseases / metabolism
  • Pancreatic Diseases / pathology*