How should we consider a journey through a career in science? How should we think of the future of science training? Few have given these kinds of questions more thought than Shirley Tilghman, a leading genetics researcher at Princeton University who also became president of that prestigious institution. In this far-reaching interview, Dr. Tilghman tells Dan Rather about her own path in science and how we need to rethink how we train and inspire budding scientists in a challenging career environment. This interview was filmed in 2013.
This video is a collaboration between the Lasker Foundation and iBiology.
Shirley Tilghman is the President Emerita and Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. Dr. Tilghman is a strong visionary and leader in academic research and higher-level education. As President of Princeton University for 13 years (2001-2013), she implemented policies and initiatives that supported better training of Princeton students and increased diversity in the faculty… Continue Reading
Dan Rather has a resume that reads like a history book. He has interviewed every American president since Eisenhower and personally covered almost every important global dateline of the last 60 years, from the Civil Rights Movement to Vietnam, to Watergate to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Rather helped pioneer the very idea that television… Continue Reading