Oral history interview with Susan Hockfield, 2013.
President Emerita of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Scope and Contents
Upbringing in Chappaqua, New York; early research: neuroanatomy laboratory at University of Rochester, dissertation at National Institutes of Health; work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Yale University: professor of neurobiology, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, provost; Massachusetts Institute of Technology: president and professor of neuroscience; invited to join Carnegie Corporation of New York Board of Trustees; interest in education: online classes, integrated disciplines, updated K-12 teaching; Carnegie Corporation: venture-like funding, breakdown of complicated education issue, high-level partnerships, risky innovation; immigration reform and academic diplomacy; influential colleagues: James D. Watson, Vartan Gregorian.
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