Oral Histories

Interview of Lynn Cooley

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Lynn Cooley
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Meldrum, Marcia L.
Cooley, Lynn
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.
Childhood in Portland, Connecticut; interest in science in high school; participates in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute research cruise; joins a modern dance company; works as a technician in the Dieter Söll lab at Yale University; equal representation of women in the field of developmental biology; Cooley's lab divides its focus between genes related to the function of ring canals and genes related to the regulation of actin in nurse cells; publishing research results; Cooley's concern about cutbacks in basic science funding; the chickadee and singed genes' role in bristle development; the impact of molecular techniques on developmental biology; the Human Genome Project; need to increase the public's awareness of basic research.