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Evolution of a Full Professor

The original author of this highly circulated and probably relevant document is unknown. Younger colleague Walter Fast sent it to me.


Success in academia is hypothesized to require specific phenotypes. In order to understand how such unusual traits arise, we use human clones to identify the molecular events that occur during the transition from a graduate student to a professor. A pool of graduate student clones was subjected to several rounds of random mutagenesis followed by selection on minimal … Read the rest...