David Figurski

Columbia UniversityUnited States of America

David Figurski is Professor of Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University, where he teaches molecular genetics. In 35 years at Columbia, he has mentored nineteen Ph.D. students and directed numerous postdoctoral scientists. His laboratory has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and the National Institutes of Health. He has received awards for teaching and research and has given keynote lectures. Dr. Figurski was dean for the graduate students in the College of Physicians & Surgeons. He received his Ph.D. for work with Roger Christensen at the University of Rochester in New York. His postdoctoral work was at the University of California at San Diego with Donald Helinski. Dr. Figurski has 86 publications.

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This diverse collection of research articles is united by the enormous power of modern molecular genetics. Every author accomplished two objectives: (1) making the field and the research described accessible to a large audience and (2) explaining fully the genetic tools and approaches that were used in the research. One fact stands out - the importance of a genetic approach to addressing a problem. I encourage you to read several chapters. You will feel the excitement of the scientists, and you will learn about an area of research with which you may not be familiar. Perhaps most importantly, you will understand the genetic approaches; and you will appreciate their importance to the research.

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