Recorded: 20 Feb 2001
You know, I think in terms of principles, good teaching in biology is still the same as it always was. In terms of the mechanics of how it's done, and the tools and resources that you need, it's changing. It’s changing, and I think the genome, which is what I teach (one of the things I teach), is a key aspect of that.
Rob Martienssen is a plant molecular geneticist and professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1986 and did postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley.
As a young scientist, he worked closely with Barbara McClintock. He currently studies plant epigenetics and development using functional genomics. He was awarded the Kumho International Science Award in Plant Biology and Biotechnology (2001).