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Susan Lindquist: Prion Expert Leads the Whitehead Institute

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Science  02 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5582, pp. 759
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5582.759

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Susan Lindquist never planned to be a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a leader of a fast-developing area of protein studies (see accompanying story), or the director of a major academic center: the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which she was chosen to head last fall. As Lindquist tells it, her strategy was pretty simple: to follow her curiosity.