What was life like for Lasker Laureates while they were doing their Award-winning work?
Listen in as Award Winners share their personal stories. You will hear about starting off in research during a World War, learn how Laureates navigated family and career, and find out how their discoveries, now heralded as groundbreaking, were met by their peers. Whether you’re a history buff, a science enthusiast, or a history of science nerd, this podcast from the archives of the Lasker Foundation is for you.
Take the long view of your life
An interview with Janet Rowley
“I was 47 years old before I did anything that people would really look at twice.” Janet Rowley’s discovery of chromosomal translocations made it possible to diagnose cancer at the molecular level, and her work earned her a Lasker Award. But getting there wasn’t easy. In this 1998 interview, Rowley speaks with Francis Collins (then the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute) and shares stories of her life as she made groundbreaking discoveries. This conversation has been edited for brevity and clarity. You can find the entire 40-minute interview here.