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11 thoughts on “The Doctor of Delayed Publications – the remarkable life of George Streisinger”

  1. Thanks so much for posting this bio of George Streisinger. I’ve been studying the growth of zebrafish research looking at patterns of collaboration and acknowledgements in the early years–and this bio gives me a much fuller understanding of the beginnings of the field and the research culture at the U of O.

  2. This is so fascinating and valuable for those of us here in Eugene,Oregon who knew George Streisinger as the kind and imaginative and thoughtfully socially conscious citizen he was. A friend to all. He was active/supportive in the 1960’s-’70’s peace movement community and was always such a positive, welcoming person who would stop for long chats. I remember one especially wherein he stopped for a spell and I had mentioned an interest in visiting Hungary;he spoke with an enthusiastic glow of happiness of the beautiful features of Budapest, suggesting that I stay at the Hotel Gellert (which I have yet to do, hoping to visit Hungary one day); he reflected an enduring love for his native city of his youth-before the impending horrors of WW I and the flight for a new and safe lifew for himself and family.
    The one feature I remember about George was his affectionate accent, his smile, good humor and curiosity, coupled with a tender love for his spouse Lotte and their children. he was an unforgettably decent and compassionate person. How he has been missed.
    –Scott Bartlett (Eugene,Oregon)

  3. This is so fascinating and valuable for those of us here in Eugene,Oregon who knew George Streisinger as the kind and imaginative and thoughtfully socially conscious citizen he was. A friend to all. He was active/supportive in the 1960’s-’70’s peace movement community and was always such a positive, welcoming person who would stop for long chats. I remember one especially wherein he stopped for a spell and I had mentioned an interest in visiting Hungary;he spoke with an enthusiastic glow of happiness of the beautiful features of Budapest, suggesting that I stay at the Hotel Gellert (which I have yet to do, hoping to visit Hungary one day); he reflected an enduring love for his native city of his youth-before the impending horrors of WW II and the flight for a new and safe life for himself and family.
    The one feature I remember about George was his affectionate accent, his smile, good humor and curiosity, coupled with a tender love for his spouse Lotte and their children. he was an unforgettably decent and compassionate person. How he has been missed.
    –Scott Bartlett (Eugene,Oregon)

  4. I had the marvellous great fortune to work with George in the 1970s as he was developing the zebra fish vertebrate genetic model. Over 40 years later I am ever grateful to have met and worked with him. A true gentleman scientist and a warm heart.

  5. I never met George but having been a postdoc with Judith Eisen in the U of Oregon zebrafish community I was well aware of George’s impact on science and society. I lead a Genetics block of a graduate core course and this year I had selected for discussion the paper describing the cloning of the gene identified by the original golden mutation (Lamason et al., Science 2005). This article has so many important lessons. I’m sending it out to the students as a complement to the paper.

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