Dr. Leland Hartwell started his scientific career studying a fundamental question in biology: how do cells know that they have everything they need in order to divide. By studying the morphology of temperature sensitive mutants in yeast, Hartwell identified many of the key regulators of the cell cycle. In this conversation, Hartwell talks to Dr. Sue Biggins about his Nobel Prize winning discoveries and the experiments that led to his seminal findings.
Dr. Leland Hartwell is a former president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. He earned his bachelor’s of Science from the California Institute of Technology in 1961. Hartwell continued his graduate education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston under the mentorship of Dr. Boris Magasanik. After his graduation… Continue Reading