Smithies - Separate research paths lead to a lifelong partnership

UNC Gazette - Oliver Smithies and Nobuyo Maeda were born in island countries half a world apart – he in England, she in Japan – but each in their own way found a path to a life in science.

Their individual paths took them to the United States and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where they eventually found each other.

When Maeda was unable to secure a faculty position there in 1988, Smithies urged her to apply to other research universities. Wherever she went, he told her, he would follow.

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Date: Aug. 7 2013

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