[Reposted from FGSC news]
Cardy Raper, University of Vermont Professor Emerita, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, has just published a memoir titled “Love, Sex and Mushrooms: Adventures of a Woman in Science” (ISBN 978-0-615-43440-7). As Peter R. Day, coauthor of “Plant-Fungal Pathogen Interaction” remarked: “Books about sex in fungi rarely reward the casual interest of the general reader generated by ‘sex’ in their titles….Cardy Raper’s autobiography is a refreshing exception….What makes it so readable and engrossing is her frank account of her circumstances both in and out of the laboratory. This book will encourage aspiring students, men as well as women, in how to overcome difficulties.” And Lorna Casselton, FRS, commented: “Cardy Raper succeeded in being what she dreamed of as a young girl, a successful scientist with her own laboratory. But it was not a conventional path to success….This is the personal story of an exceptional woman scientist.”
Copies of the book will be available at this year’s Fungal Genetics Conference at Asilomar, in March.