Many scientists became scientists because they were influenced by an inspirational teacher. Murray argues that while this should be reason enough to teach, there are also other, more selfish, reasons. These include attracting good students to your lab, as well as being able to explain to someone you meet at a cocktail party what it is that you really do.
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About the Speaker
Andrew Murray is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and co-director of the FAS Center for Systems Biology at Harvard University. His lab uses budding yeast as a model system to investigate the general principles of how cells transmit genetic information and how they evolve in response to selective pressure.
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