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Jane Gitschier - A Special Event on May 8

As part of its Book Talk series, the Lewis Science Library will be hosting Prof. Jane Gitschier, author of “Speaking of Genetics : a Collection of Interviews” on Thursday, May 8th at 4:30 p.m. in McDonnell Auditorium A01.

She will be conducting “follow-up interviews” with President Shirley Tilghman and Professor David Botstein, whom she last interviewed in 2006.

Citation: Gitschier J (2006) The Making of a President: An Interview with Shirley Tilghman. PLoS Genetics 2(6): e82.

Citation: Gitschier J (2006) Willing to Do the Math: An Interview with David Botstein. PLoS Genetics 2(5): e79.

[Note that these articles are freely available since they first appeared in PLoS Genetics, a peer-reviewed open access journal published by the Public Library of Science.]

Jane Gitschier is Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Institute for Human Genetics at the University of California in San Francisco. She is an expert interviewer and writes beautifully, creating wonderful human-interest stories about how scientists do science.

We are looking forward to a very enjoyable afternoon and hope to fill McDonnell Auditorium with a standing-room-only audience! We would very much appreciate your help in publicizing this event to *all* in the Department of Molecular Biology. [Note that we have scheduled it during “reading period” so that class schedules will not prevent the undergraduates from attending.]

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