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Between the Pistil and the Pollen

A visit with Bruce McClure, Professor, Biochemistry

By Noelle Buhidar
Published: - Topics: biology biochemistry plants plant mating plant genetics

How McClure Became Interested in Biology

Topics: biology biochemistry

McClure always wanted to help the world through science, but plant genetics wasn’t part of his original grand plan. After college and a environmental biochemistry major, he took a position with a diet geneticist seeking to modify the nutritional value of maize. This job exposed McClure to genetic analysis and helped him realize that he could have an impact on the world through agriculture.