Owner of Davis Lab
I grew up in South Australia and completed a science degree at Flinders University in Adelaide in 1982.
My PhD studies on Dictyostelium developmental biochemistry, also at Flinders, were supervised by John Wheldrake. It had been John who suggested, in one of his undergraduate classes, that all biochemistry students should read “The Double Helix” by JD Watson. I read it and learnt two things: the thrill of discovery and that, when it really counts, it’s not about where you’re from but simply a matter of how good your ideas are versus the next person’s.