Oral Histories

Interview of Alison E. M. Adams

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Alison E. M. Adams
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Novak, Steven J.
Adams, Alison E. M.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, document the research of "outstanding scientists from quality institutions" chosen by the Pew Scholars Program to receive four-year stipends.
Schooling and adolescence in England; specializes in genetics at University of Dublin; graduate work at the University of Michigan with John R. Pringle; the value of research on Saccharomyces cerevisiae; develops immunofluorescence techniques for visualizing cytoskeletal elements in yeasts; collaborations with Barbara Sloat and John V. Kilmartin; postdoc with Jean Beggs; second postdoc with David Botstein; identifies Sac6 by means of genetic techniques; research on the crystal structure of Sac6; David Drubin; William R. Montfort; ambivalence about becoming a principal investigator; establishes a lab at University of Arizona; mentoring and teaching; the funding of scientific research; yeast geneticists' collaborative ethos; problems faced by women in science; applying yeast studies to humans; future directions of Adams's research.