One of the things that Miss Ann Lacy
passed on to me at Goucher College in Baltimore was a concern about picking the right graduate mentor.Ann
herself had experienced interesting research along with repressive tactics studying for her PhD with David Bonner at Yale
Once, I asked Lacy
told us so much about bad treatment of women in graduate school.She
looked a bit thoughtful, and then said, "I think you need to know what it is really like because you should decide in advance whether or not you are tough enough to take it."
continued, "For my own part, I found the intellectual stimulation in Bonner's group was worth the persecution, which was sometimes annoying but not too bad."
also told us of the achievements of those few women in genetics when she
taught us in classes, and I certainly found that inspiring."Harriet Creighton was McClintock's graduate student, and I had her at Wellesley," Ann Lacy said.
You also need someone with whom you can get along well for a mentor," Ann Lacy
...These two were ‘Bonner kingdom' members whom I had seen when attending the American Society for Microbiology meetings with Miss Lacy.
I stayed with Mary Case, another friend of Ann Lacy's
from graduate school.
commented, "Too bad he
moved from Yale
, or you could have a blue PhD robe like mine, which you always admired."
Also the way you began and ended with your colleague, Lacy
, and the Yale blue gown gave it a nice coherence as well.
I knew Lacy
as a member of Bonner's