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Falkow, Stanley

Stanley Falkow
Stanley Falkow in a photo taken in his lab in 2008. He is considered to be the father of the field of bacterial pathogenicity. He died on May 5. Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News Service
Medical School - Microbiology & Immunology
Oral History Project: 
Murphy, Joanne
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In this interview, Stanley Falkow discussed his early life, education, and how he became interested in microbiology at a very early age. He offered his thoughts on the field of microbiology and how it had evolved, and discussed how bringing researchers in the physical and natural sciences together with the biologists and biomedical scientists has changed the way science is practiced. He recalled faculty members he recruited to Stanford, and discussed his teaching and his role in changing the culture of his department.