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A DVD that illustrates the lives and work of 8 influential scientists in the field.
Each 10- to 20-minute segment depicts a seminal experiment in developmental biology, combining extensive illustrations and original experimental video with a videotaped interview of the scientist who performed it.
- Sorting Out and the Differential Adhesion Hypothesis of Malcolm Steinberg
- Extracellular Matrix, the Stuff from Cells, and the Discoveries of Elizabeth Hay
- Homeosis in the Fly-a Story of Transdetermination from Walter Gehring
- Life Cycles: Lessons from the Cellular Slime Mold, Dictyostelium discoideum-as Discovered by John Tyler Bonner
- Primary Induction: The Double-Gradient Hypothesis-the Story from Lauri Saxen
- Chimeric Grafts: Following the Pathways of Migrating Cells-the Work of Nicole Le Douarin
- From Somites to Thalidomide-a Story from Jay Lash
- Growth and Pattern in the Vertebrate Limb-the Story from John W. Saunders, Jr.
MARY S.TYLER is Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Maine, Orono. Among several awards, she received the University's Distinguished Maine Professor Award in 1981 and the Most Inspiring Professor of the Year Award from University of Maine Student Government in 1997. Her research interests have been primarily in vertebrate embryonic development, studying organ development and tissue interactions using in vitro experimental techniques - RONALD N. KOZLOWSKI is a Research Associate in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Maine, Orono.. He is a board member of Silva Borealis, a non-profit biology-based foundation in which he also serves as the chief technical officer. - SCOTT F.GLIBERT is the Howard A. Schneiderman Professor of Biology at Swarthmore College,where he teaches developmental biology, developmental genetics, and the history of biology. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Society of Naturalists. -