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Published on Apr 15, 2009
A Microbiologist's Intellectual Odyssey
Lucy Shapiro Director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine at Stanford University
Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Lucy Shapiro,Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research in the School of Medicine, Stanford University, for a discussion of her career in the biological sciences. Topics discussed include unraveling the mystery of bacterial DNA, creativity in the sciences,the interdisciplinary nature of biology, the policy challenges posed by the increasing threat of infectious disease and the diminishing efficacy of antibiotics, and the problem of bioterrorism.