In high school I had — in tenth grade — had a fabulous chemistry class. Miss Wong was our teacher, and she was very good at helping us kids understand the process of doing science. That science is experiments. You ask a question and then you figure out how to answer it in the laboratory. So for me, I became very interested in chemistry, but I knew I liked the living natural world. So those were just nebulous interests of mine at the time. And then when I heard this lecture by a biochemist talking about her research into why cells become cancerous, it suddenly gelled for me. I realized that’s what I want to do: I want to figure out the chemistry of living things. I want to understand the molecules that go awry in a cell that becomes a cancer cell. How does that work?