It’s a little frightening to me when it dawns on me that the world of biology that is existed when I started graduate school is as far away in time as the New Synthesis was then. Introns had been discovered only a few years before. Allozymes were the rage, and Sanger sequencing was “the hot new thing.” Suffice it to say that a lot has changed.
Some of you know that I had the privilege of serving as President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences in 2006. As a result of that, I also have the privilege of being featured this month in BioScience. The piece is part of the In Their Own Words series. Here’s the abstract and a link:
In Their Own Words chronicles the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fields, particularly within the biological sciences. These short oral histories provide our readers a way to learn from and share their experiences. Each month, we will publish in the pages of BioScience and in our podcast, BioScience Talks (http://bioscienceaibs.libsyn.com), the results of these conversations. This second oral history is with Dr. Kent Holsinger, board of trustees distinguished professor of biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. He previously served as president of the American Institute of Biological Sciences.
If for some reason you’d like to hear the interview, there’s also a podcast link: http://bioscienceaibs.libsyn.com. I haven’t listened to the podcast, but the article came out reasonably well.