Anyone with an interest in science and the desire to explore the
mysteries of life can become a microbiologist. You can, too.
Here's your chance to see what some microbiologists have to say about
their work, why they do it and how they came to be scientists. Reading
their profiles, you can get a sense of what it's like to be a
microbiologist and maybe pick up some tips on how you can pursue a
Raśl Cano, Ph.D., the scientist who revived 30-million-year-old
bacteria from the gut of a bee entombed in amber
Cathy Squires, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Tufts University whose
family farm offered her first experiences with microbes.
Karen Nelson, Ph.D., leader of the team that unraveled the genetic
code of a heat-loving, marine-dwelling bacterium called Thermotoga
maritima at The Institute for Genomic Research
Cliff Houston, Ph.D., bacteriologist and professor at the University
of Texas Medical Branch
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