Martin Chalfie

Martin Chalfie

Martin Chalfie is a University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University, and co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Sunday, 23 June 2013 20:00

Science Sequestered, Hope Delayed

Two months ago, Professor Frederick Sachs from SUNY Buffalo came to visit me. We talked about the science going on in our labs and what we hoped to accomplish. Then he told me about his own funding problems, problems caused entirely by the sequester, which now threatened his lab's incredibly promising work. I have been thinking ever since about Fred, his lab's work, and the lost opportunities they represent.