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Susan Lindquist
(5 Jun 1949 - 27 Oct 2016)

molecular biologist.


Science Quotes by Susan Lindquist (5 quotes)

I like to do high-risk and high-payoff kind of research. And I had a gut feeling that MIT was a cool place to be with people who are fearless.
— Susan Lindquist
As quoted in Anna Azvolinsky, 'Fearless About Folding', The Scientist (Jan 2016).
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I remember being with my grandmother and mother and my uncle came in and asked what I wanted to be when grew up. I said ‘A doctor,’ which took him aback. He was expecting me to say ‘nurse’ or ‘actress.’ And my mother and grandmother laughed like, ‘Kids say the darndest things.’ I grew up in a time when women were not expected to do anything interesting.
— Susan Lindquist
As quoted in Anna Azvolinsky, 'Fearless About Folding', The Scientist (Jan 2016).
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I thought it was a miracle that I got this faculty appointment and was so happy to be there for a few years that I just wanted to follow what was exciting for me. I didn’t have expectations of getting tenure. So this was an aspect of gender inequality that was extremely positive. It allowed me to be fearless.
— Susan Lindquist
As quoted in Anna Azvolinsky, 'Fearless About Folding', The Scientist (Jan 2016).
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[Receiving a university scholarship] was fundamentally important to me, to be able to afford going to school, and I still believe so strongly in the value of public education and state-funded universities.
— Susan Lindquist
As quoted in Anna Azvolinsky, 'Fearless About Folding', The Scientist (Jan 2016).
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[Rochelle Esposito] said that she didn’t normally interfere, but wanted to tell me that it was really risky to switch organisms before getting tenure.
— Susan Lindquist
Recollection in her own words, as quoted in Anna Azvolinsky, 'Fearless About Folding', The Scientist (Jan 2016).
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