Victor K. McElheny
Victor K. McElheny is a science journalist who has covered the revolution in molecular biology for the New York Times, the Boston Globe, and Science for more than three decades. He is the author of Insisting on the Impossible: The Life of Edwin Land (Perseus Publishing, 1999), a book about the inventor of instant photography.
Three Nobelists Ask: Are We Ready for the Next Frontier?
Sydney Brenner, Robert Horvitz, and John Sulston shared a 2002 Nobel Prize for discoveries in the tiny worm C. elegans that thrust molecular biology into the complex world of multi-cellular organisms and transformed how we think about how the brain develops. In recent interviews, all three voiced the same hope: That a new generation of scientists will begin to forge a genuine “systems neuroscience.”