Clocks & Rhythms with Clifford Saper interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Clifford B. Saper received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees and did his internship in internal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, before doing a neurology residency at Cornell University Medical Center- New York Hospital. He then joined the faculty of Washington University School of Medicine where he served from 1981-1985 as Assistant and then Associate Professor of Neurology and Anatomy and Neurobiology. He then moved to the University of Chicago, where from...

Clocks & Rhythms with Michael Rosbash interviewed by Sandra Kuhlman

Michael Rosbash was a post-doctoral fellow in Edinburgh and has been at Brandeis University in the Department of Biology since 1974. He is now Professor of Biology and Director of the National Center for Behavioral Genomics. Michael Rosbash has been an HHMI Investigator since 1989 and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. Michael Rosbash’s main interests are in gene expression and circadian rhythms, and he has worked in both...

Clocks & Rhythms with Michael Hastings & Steven Reppert interviewed by Sydney Gary

Michael Hastings Bachelors degree in Marine Biology (1977) and then PhD in Marine Ecology (1980), both at the University of Liverpool, U.K. and based at the Port Erin Marine Biological Station, Isle of Man. Supervised by Professor Ernest Naylor, my thesis examined the behavioural ecology of inter-tidal crustacea (amphipods and isopods) with particular emphasis on their circadian, circa-tidal and circa-semi-lunar rhythms of behaviour, metabolism and reproduction. Post-doctoral work in the...

Clocks & Rhythms with Martin Raff interviewed by Sydney Gary

Martin Raff was born and educated in Montreal. He received his BSc and MD degrees at McGill University and did a residency in medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and in neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He did postdoctoral training in immunology at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, after which he moved to University College London, where he has been a Professor of Biology since 1979 and emeritus from 2002. He is currently at the...

Clocks & Rhythms with Olivier Pourquie interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Olivier Pourquié, Ph.D. is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Pourquié received his diploma in general microbiology from the Institut Pasteur in Paris and in agronomic engineering from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon. He completed his Ph.D. and postdoctoral work in Developmental Biology with Pr Nicole Le Douarin at the Institut d’Embryologie du College de France at Nogent sur Marne...

Clocks & Rhythms with Colleen McClung interviewed by Sydney Gary

Colleen A. McClung, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Center for Basic Neuroscience at The University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center. She received her B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry in 1994 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She went on to earn her Ph.D. in 2001 at the University of Virginia in the laboratory of Dr. Jay Hirsh in the Department of Biology. There she performed pioneering experiments using Drosophila as a...

Clocks & Rhythms with Jennifer Loros interviewed by Jan Witkowski

Jennifer J. Loros is Professor of Biochemistry and of Genetics at Dartmouth Medical School. A lifelong interest in horticulture led to graduate work in Biology at UC Santa Cruz on circadian biological clocks and postdoctoral research at Dartmouth. As a graduate and post-doctoral student she genetically mapped and characterized the first loss-of-function allele for the frequency gene, described an early non-circadian oscillator, and found the first systematically isolated clock-controlled...

Clocks & Rhythms with H. Philip Koeffler interviewed by Sydney Gary

H. Phillip Koeffler, MD is Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and holder of the Mark Goodson Chair in Oncology Research at Cedars-Sinai. In addition, he is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Koeffler has published in more than 600 peer-reviewed journals, including Nature, Science, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Biology,...

Clocks & Rhythms with Leonard Guarente interviewed by Alex Gann

Dr. Guarente received his B. S. from MIT and his Ph. D. at Harvard, under the supervision of Jon Beckwith. He trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard with Mark Ptashne and has been on the faculty of MIT since 1981, where he is the Novartis Professor of Biology. He is author of more than 190 scientific papers. His lab first discovered the novel biochemical activity of the SIR2 gene product – NAD-dependent deacetylase. This activity suggested that SIR2 was a regulator that sensed...

Clocks & Rhythms with Carla Green interviewed by Catherine Cormier

Carla Green is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Virginia. She received her PhD from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center where she worked on the structure and function of a human prostate-specific gene with Simon Kwok. Her postdoctoral research with Joseph Besharse in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center marked the beginning of her interest in circadian biology....