Ann Burgess on Meeting Jim Watson
  Ann Burgess     Biography    
Recorded: 29 Apr 2005

Well, I was pretty afraid of him because he was this really famous person. I ran into him one time when I was walking down the hall and he said, “What are you doing here?” I think he meant what am I doing on his hallway because that was before—that was when I was a first year graduate student. First year graduate students at that time spent all their time taking courses. So I wasn’t hooked up with a research lab yet at that point. Well, I don’t [know if I should say]—this on the videotape, but I was headed for the women’s room and there weren’t very many of them there at Harvard. You had to go to the third floor.

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.