The opportunity to engage in research as an undergraduate student was pivotal in Hatfull’s decision to pursue a career in science. This experience convinced Hatfull and his colleagues to set up a program that allows undergraduates and high school students to participate in isolating bacteriophage. Hatfull makes a case for allowing all curious students to engage in authentic research. He encourages scientists to support undergraduate research by giving students opportunities to work in their labs.
Graham Hatfull is Professor of Biotechnology and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor. He received his PhD from Edinburgh University and was a post-doctoral fellow with Nigel Grindley at Yale University and Fred Sanger at the MRC. His lab focuses on studying… Continue Reading