Current Issue: Spring 2016 Issue 37

Robert Desimone, Director of the McGovern Institute. Photo: Kent Dayton

From the Director

There is no better example of the importance of basic research than the work of my colleague Bob Horvitz, who has devoted his career to studying the microscopic worm known as C. elegans.

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Robert Horvitz poses for a photo in his laboratory.  (AP Images Photo/Aynsley Floyd)

Feature Story

Bob Horvitz: Learning from worms

Bob Horvitz approaches science with patience and the confidence that he will find answers to big questions if he explores important problems in tractable way

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