Recorded: 29 Apr 2005
I graduated from undergraduate in ’64 and went to Harvard in the fall of ’64. I got my Ph.D. in ’69, so I was there five years. It was a very exciting time to be there. There was so much going on. My major professor—I worked with David Denhardt, but he was an assistant professor, kind of associated with the Watson group at that time. So we went to all the Watson group events, the seminars, and the discussions every afternoon at tea, and the parties. So it was a very exciting time. There were all kinds of things going on. I felt like I was in the center of molecular biology and everything that was happening.
Ann Burgess is the Director Emeritus of the Biology Core Curriculum. She earned her B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from Harvard University. She was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1987 to 2002.
Biology Core Curriculum is four semester intercollege honors program that provides a broad and integrated background for students interested in any field of biological science. She is interested in undergraduate science education with a particular accent on laboratory and filed experiences that absorb students in process of science.
Ann Burgess is running in several UW-Madison and national efforts to advance science education, including the BioQUEST Consortium and the National Institute of Science Education's College Level One team.