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Fame eludes most immunologists. Days spent in a lab or examination room may not draw the eye of the paparazzi. But those who discover new vaccines, find cures, and manage outbreaks will get their name in the headlines. You might even get a new disease named after you if you discover it.

If you want your mug in a mag, team up with a philanthropic celeb who spends her free time in impoverished nations doling out medicine to all those who need it. That will get you wedding invites, Twitter mentions, and likes on Facebook!