How a heavy metal musician became a scientist

Jeff Morris used to play in a heavy metal band but is now a┬áBEACON postdoctoral researcher in Rich Lenski’s lab. As he explains in this video, “Being an independent musician pre-adapts you for what you’re going to have to do as a scientist… there’s nobody standing over your shoulder making you work, and you’re going to have to work very very hard to get anywhere.”

About Danielle Whittaker

Danielle J. Whittaker, Ph.D. Managing Director of BEACON
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