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Jun 11, 2021

Please tell us a little about yourself.  Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school?  

I grew up in Huntly, Montana: a small town of less than 500 people. I went to college at Carroll College in Helena, Montana where I started my research career studying sympatric speciation in black fly populations.  

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research

University of Utah Department of Biochemistry, studying the contribution of lipids to thermogenesis 

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May 17, 2021
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I grew up in the small town of Oregon, WI where I graduated from high school. I then took the short trip up to Madison to attend the UW as an undergraduate. After I finished my bachelors degree I moved out to San Diego to attend graduate school at The Scripps Research Institute in Ian Wilson’s laboratory, using structural biology to study how influenza virus replicates its genome.

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May 03, 2021
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Where did you grow up? Go to school?

I was born in Providence RI and raised in Durham, NC. Went to undergrad at UC Berkeley, grad at CU Boulder

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research?

Cambridge University, UK

As a child, who was your biggest influence?

As a kid, my parents. As a teen, Bob Dylan.

Why did you decide to study science?

I found animal development amazing and wanted to understand how it worked.

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Apr 19, 2021

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Where did you grow up, go to school, your influences?

I grew up on the small sunny island of Singapore. After my national service, I went to Nanyang Technological University for my undergraduate degree in theoretical physics and then to the National University of Singapore for my Ph.D. studies in experimental single-molecule biophysics.

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Mar 29, 2021
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Where did you grow up, go to school, your influences?

In 2016 my professional autobiography “The Language of Life” was published in Annual Review of Virology. It covers all of the above and many more stories. A copy is available on my website.

What is the focus of your research?

I take apart RNA viruses and put them back together again to see how they work.

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Mar 15, 2021
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Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?

I grew up outside a small town in New Hampshire called Peterborough. I went to Peterborough High then to the University of Rhode Island for undergrad and Washington University Medical School in St. Louis for grad school.

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research?

I did two postdocs. The first at St. Louis University in virology (adenoviruses) and the second at UC San Francisco in molecular biology, where I had the exciting opportunity to learn the very new (at the time)...

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Mar 02, 2021
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Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?

I grew up in and around London in the UK, in Wimbledon (I’m still a big tennis fan) until I was about ten, then a place called Kingston. I went to Hampton school, which was famous for rowing: I was small so they tried to convince me to cox, but you had to get up too early in the morning.

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research?

I did my first postdoc in the UK at the National Institute for Medical Research, I then did a second postdoc in the US, at Janelia Research Campus...

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Feb 15, 2021
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I grew up in Clinton, MA, a small mill town near Worcester. I went to public school in Clinton and to MIT for undergraduate studies in chemistry. I got my Ph.D. in Chemistry under the guidance of Dr. Michelle Chang at the University of California, Berkeley. (go Bears!)

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research?

I did a postdoc with Dr. Jim Wells at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Feb 01, 2021
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I grew up in western Michigan, attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and then MIT for grad school with Robert Griffin at the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory. My PhD is in Chemistry (specializing in Physical Chemistry) but I also got an education in practical engineering there by building a variety of instrumentation, especially NMR probes along with machinists, electronics technicians, and physicists in the facility.

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Jan 19, 2021
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I grew up in southern California near Huntington Beach where I spent a lot of time in the ocean. I went to UC Davis.  After graduating I worked as a technician for Gilead Sciences and after that I decided I wanted to live in Burlington, Vermont so I did my PhD at UVM.

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research?

UCLA

As a child, who was your biggest influence?

My grandfather, who worked on box cars for the Santa Fe railroad in Chicago

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Jan 04, 2021
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I grew up in the country in central Indiana surrounded by corn and soybean fields and spent most of my time playing in barns. I went to elementary school in Dayton, IN (a town of about 600 at the time). For college, I went to Purdue and then to MIT for grad school with JoAnne Stubbe.

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research?

I had a joint postdoctoral position with Jeff Gelles and Melissa Moore at Brandeis U. and UMass Medical School.

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Dec 14, 2020
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Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school?  

I was born in Denver, CO, 1956 and grew up in Boulder, CO. My entire educational track is as follows: Columbine Elementary School (1967); Centenial Junior High School (1971); Boulder High School (1974); University of Colorado (1 year); Carleton College (BA, Chemistry, 1981); University of Minnesota (PhD, Biochemistry, 1989); Carnegie Mellon University (postdoctoral fellow); University of Wisconsin (Assistant Professor, 1993).

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Nov 30, 2020
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I was born in New York City. When I was a baby, my family moved to Bogota, Colombia. After six years, we moved to Caracas, Venezuela where I stayed until I went to college at UW-Madison. Both of my parents were Sephardic Jews. Their parents emigrated from Syria during World War I when the Ottomans began to draft Jews into the military. My father’s parents went to NYC. My mother’s parents emigrated to Colombia.

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Nov 16, 2020
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I was born and grew up in small town about 25 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I attended the local Catholic grade school and high school, then went to Penn State for undergraduate studies. I did my Ph.D. work at Indiana University in Bloomington and then did a postdoc at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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Nov 02, 2020
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Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?

I grew up in the East Bay of California in a town called Livermore. We’re famous for having the world’s fastest rodeo, the world’s longest running light bulb, and a giant laser.

I went to UC Berkeley for my undergrad -- go Bears! Though, since I live in Wisconsin now, I’ve come to see what real college football is actually like.

Where did you carry out your postdoctoral research?

I did my postdoc at Stanford in Manu Prakash’s lab. He’s an amazingly brilliant, creative, and...

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