From a science writer: Any scientist couples out there?

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khosey1
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From a science writer: Any scientist couples out there?

I am a science and nature writer based in Arizona, U.S. I'm currently writing nature and health magazine articles and conducting research for a book.

I'm looking for scientist/researcher "teams" in which a husband and wife work together. I am researching it for a possible book-length work, and would like to touch upon husband/wife teams historically as well as several today. Are there any collaborations like this among you -- in which it's more than one partner supporting the other; it's a life passion for you both? I'm making sure to include historic examples like mathematicians Julia Bowman and Raphael Robinson, and the Curie family of course; so cite other noteworthy examples as well, but I'd really like to know what it's like for scientist couples today.

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Tony Rook
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khosey1:

khosey1:

Your research topic about husband and wife research teams sound quite interesting. I would love to have you post the reference to any of your articles/books which come out of this.

As for my line of work, Microbiology/Molecular Biology, I can immediately think if one husband/wife research team. They are Peter and Barbara Setlow in the Department of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030-3305 USA. Dr. Peter Setlow's email per one of his latest publications is eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%73%65%74%6c%6f%77%40%6e%73%6f%32%2e%75%63%68%63%2e%65%64%75%22%3e%73%65%74%6c%6f%77%40%6e%73%6f%32%2e%75%63%68%63%2e%65%64%75%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).

The Setlows are very well respected for their work in sporulation and germination of Bacillus subtilis. Much of what is know about these process in B. subtilis has been elucidated from the labs of the Setlows.

I hope this helps.

khosey1
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This is exactly what I'm

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you.

ryan_m
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khosey1 wrote:This is exactly

khosey1 wrote:

This is exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you.

If you need another:

Jean Thierry-Mieg and Danielle Thierry-Mieg (Early work on developing bioinformatics tools for genome annotation, especially with the model organism C. elegans)

Ryan

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Thank you as well. I am

Thank you as well. I am interested in bioinformatics, and I can use all the contacts I can get. I'll likely do much more research than I can publish, but I'm sure that's not foreign in the scientific community. :)

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khosey1:

khosey1:

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