Wishing a very happy 50th to Biocore! So many great memories of teachers and classmates. Anne Burgess, Wayne Becker, Bill Sugden, Jerry Dempsey and others. I now direct a research lab and co-direct a graduate program here at Washington University in St. Louis and can honestly say that I drew inspiration for what we do now from Biocore teachers and classmates. Key aspects of that inspiration were from plant ecology – topics I might otherwise never have experienced without Biocore. One truly never knows where science and ideas will take you!
Thank you to current faculty and staff that keep that carry the torch and keep this inspired program going – I have personally interacted with more recent students and have seen the fruits of your labors. To current students I wish you the best and encourage you to fully embrace what Biocore offers – you are fortunate to learn in an environment like this. On Wisconsin! On Biocore!