Oral Histories

Interview of Thomas S. Hays

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Thomas S. Hays
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Novak, Steven J.
Hays, Thomas S.
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 Florida; participates in the counterculture while at college in the seventies; the mentorship of Albert K. Harris; inspired by Robert Bruce Nicklas to read the classical literature on mitosis; generational differences in the way Edward D. Salmon and Nicklas approached science; Hays correlates the kinetechore's distance from the pole with the amount of force it produces; the uses of microscopy in Hays's work; Hays's demonstration that a genetic noncomplementation strategy can identify interacting gene proteins; the question of how to facilitate collaborative research between departments.