Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Semour Benzer

PLoS Biology has published Semour Benzer's obituary. Benzer died late last year and was an intellectual hero of mine. I blogged about his work here. Jonathan Weiner of Beak of the Finch fame also wrote a biography of Benzer: Time, Love and Memory. I highly recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. I forgot to mention when I read this that "Time, Love and Memory" is one of my favorite books, and as a Drosophila geneticist, the one I refer people to in order to understand my field. I nearly had the chance to take a course from Seymour Benzer, but logistics interfered. . . very sad indeed.