Testimonials for Pioneer Member Gerry Fink

Bonnie Bartel – I will always be grateful to Gerry for getting me started in plant biology. He gave us remarkable freedom to develop projects and wonderful colleagues with whom to explore the “awesome power of genetics.”

Mary Gehring – It has been an honor to be Gerry’s colleague and lab neighbor. His wisdom, humor, and penetrating insight into biological problems are a gift to all who know him.

Paula Grisafi – I have known Gerry for 50 years and worked in his lab at Whitehead for 21 of them. It has been a privilege to know him and a pleasure to work with him. He taught me a great deal about critical thinking and made me a better researcher and scientist, for which I am truly grateful.

Kendal Hirschi – Gerry gave you freedom, time, excellent tools, and his opinions. Who could ask for anything more! I appreciate his professionalism and daily approach to science- not to mention his writing style. He provided a fantastic lifetime resource with the other plant scientists he trained; I still lean on them today. I miss the softball games and beer hours!

Jian Hua – Gerry calls himself an educator. He is truly an exceptional educator who inspires, educates and supports people.

Brian Keith – Gerry taught me the power and value of thinking from a purely genetic perspective, which had a profound impact on how I approach science and how I teach my students. I will always be grateful to him for his guidance, support, insight, creativity, and sense of humor. It was a privilege to work with him and the people in his lab.