Dr. Ben Wise earned his PhD at Yale University, studying morphogenesis in the complex ciliate, Euplotes. After a post-doc and teaching positions at several colleges in the midwest, he finally settled down at Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire where he taught in the Biology Department for almost 30 years. There he taught a wide variety of topics including general biology, origin and evolution of life, microbiology, and symbiosis, and retired in 2005. The “Microbe Masterpieces” featured here are from a class project in his General Microbiology course in Fall 2004, and were presented in a poster session the following spring at the ASM Conference on Undergraduate Education in Atlanta.
(Photo: Ben and friend, Feb. 12, 2009)