PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

Seriously, she's awesome

"Every young scientist dreams of doing an experiment that changes the world. A remarkable biologist at Princeton University has done just that. Bonnie Bassler's discovery about how bacteria talk to one another has led to a whole new field of research - and maybe someday drugs that would be effective against all bacteria.

"But forget for a moment that Bassler won a MacArthur genius award a few years ago. Forget that she's just been elected to the august National Academy of Sciences, or that the Howard Hughes Medical Institute has lavished more than $1 million on her lab this past year.

"Bassler is remarkable for other reasons as well. The same drive that made her a noted professor at Princeton University also drags her out of bed at 5:42 every morning to teach an aerobics class at the YMCA."
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