Dr. Alberts spent nearly 30 years trying to understand how DNA is replicated. When he began his graduate work in 1961, very little was known about how DNA was copied before each cell division. Alberts describes the key breakthroughs that led to our current understanding of the complex protein machine that drives DNA replication, and he provides some insight on tackling the big problems in biology.
Bruce Alberts is currently the Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine (2008-2013), President of the National Academy of Sciences (1993-2005), and United States Science Envoy (2009-2011). Alberts, who has dedicated his career to promoting science education and international… Continue Reading