First and foremost, the Bruce M. Alberts Papers offer insight into the life and work of
Dr. Alberts himself, a pre-eminent scientist and educator. This collection also provides
a view into the development of molecular biology in recent history, the politics of a
research career in academia, and the teaching of science itself. These papers also reveal
a collegial world of scholarly sharing and communication, of a network of scientists
working at different institutions around the world cooperating with each other.