Recorded: 08 May 2008
They were involved in the mouse. Not so much C. elegans. That was mainly funded through the Medical Research Council and the National Institute of Health. Not directly, I mean, partly because we weren’t asked to. This was the Medical Research Councils’ baby, yes. It was their real pride and joy. And John’s pride and joy. I mean, in some respects John was a bit reluctant to be involved with the human genome.
Oh, no John was convinced that the human genome needed to be sequenced. Don’t misunderstand me, but his first love was Acino Arabidopsis. I found it fascinating that John hasn’t remained directly involved in science as a lot of other people. Like Jim has. I mean John has become very much involved if you like, in the clinical and social aspects of science as a member of the Human Genetics Commission. These sorts of things.
Michael Morgan, currently professor emeritus of biology, specialized in plant ecology and bioclimatology. He earned his BA from Butler University, MS and Ph.D form University of Illinois. He received the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Founders's Association Award for Excellence in Teaching and Sabbatical during the 1991-92 academic year with the Conservation Research Group, School of Forestry, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Michael Morgan is a member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Ecological Society of America, American Institute of Biological Sciences, Society for Conservation Biology and Natural Areas Association.
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