Twists and turns: a scientific journey.

TitleTwists and turns: a scientific journey.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsTilghman, SM
JournalAnnu Rev Cell Dev Biol
Date Published2014
Keywordsalpha-Fetoproteins, Amino Acid Sequence, Animals, beta-Globins, Canada, Chromosome Walking, Embryonic Development, Eye Proteins, Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental, Genomic Imprinting, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Homeodomain Proteins, Humans, Mice, Molecular Biology, Molecular Sequence Data, National Institutes of Health (U.S.), New Jersey, Paired Box Transcription Factors, PAX6 Transcription Factor, Repressor Proteins, RNA Splicing, RNA, Long Noncoding, United States, Universities

<p>In this perspective I look back on the twists and turns that influenced the direction of my scientific career over the past 40 years. From my early ambition to be a chemist to my training in Philadelphia and Bethesda as a molecular biologist, I benefited enormously from generous and valuable mentoring. In my independent career in Philadelphia and Princeton, I was motivated by a keen interest in the changes in gene expression that direct the development of the mammalian embryo and inspired by the creativity and energy of my students, fellows, and research staff. After twelve years as President of Princeton University, I have happily returned to the faculty of the Department of Molecular Biology.</p>

Alternate JournalAnnu Rev Cell Dev Biol
PubMed ID25288111