Fall 2015

Goat Time

Former chair of molecular biology tends farm animals in retirement

Photo: Naomi Rosenberg

Catherine Squires, professor emerita of molecular biology and microbiology and former chair of the department, has been retired since 2007 and now lives happily with a small crew of goats, chickens and peacocks on a farm in California’s Sacramento Valley. Her friend, Naomi Rosenberg, dean of the Sackler School, stops by periodically to visit when she’s out that way. “Sometimes there are also guinea fowl,” she reports, “but I didn’t see them last time. Perhaps they have been eaten up by the coyotes.”

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