Bonnie Bassler is a professor of molecular biology at Princeton University. She has made important discoveries about quorum sensing, or the process by which single-cell bacteria communicate with one another.[…]
Bonnie Bassler talks about what began her scientific journey.
Topic: My first science experiment
Bonnie Bassler: That’s an interesting question. People ask me a lot of questions but not that one. What was my very first experiment? She freezes. Let’s see, my very first experiment, actually, real experiment, the first time I felt like a scientist, was in the laboratory when I was an undergraduate where I measured the amount of protein in these little tubes, and it was miraculous to me.