Doug: Apologies for not getting this sent earlier.
I don't know if you have already had the program honoring Denis Lynn that
was mentioned earlier. Whether or not that has occurred, I thought that
you and the community would like to be aware that the Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canada's national public broadcaster, had
a segment about Denis last week on its flagship public affairs program As
it Happens. See
for a transcript of the session that contains a link to a 6 1/2' interview
about Denis with a former trainee.
Unusual that science is profiled on this program, let alone an individual.
Indicates what Denis meant to the community. Ciliates are prominently
mentioned in the piece.
I hope that all attending are enjoying the conference in Washingtom. My
regrets that I was not able to join you and best wishes to all.
Dr. Ronald E. Pearlman [log in to unmask]
Associate Scientific Director
Co-ordinator, Student Outreach Programs
The Gairdner Foundation
Past President and Advisor
Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) for the Advancement of Science
University Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar
Dept. of Biology
Director, Core Molecular Biology Facility
4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3
On Fri, 20 Jul 2018, Doug Chalker wrote:
> Dear Ciliate community,
> Greetings from the Ciliate Molecular Biology Conference. You may want to read the interview with Sujal Phadke on maintaining work-life balance as an early career researcher.
> Here former PhD advisor, Becky Zufall, was one of three researchers on a discussion panel at the conference
> a quote from the article.
> "Becky Zufall, showed me what a good mentor should be. She supported my interests by allowing me to be independent and have the freedom to determine where to take my research."
> Good mentoring has always been strongly represented in our community.
> Warm wished from American University, Washington D.C.