My Career in Science - Felix Bronner -- TOC
Living History � Felix Bronner
00:02:08 How did you get into this career? What was your
00:04:15 So you were really on the cutting edge of calcium
again you were one of the first to realize there was a connection between
calcium and bone loss.
00:10:59 Now how did you end up with that French [Dr.
00:14:52 Now why was that [the regulation of plasma
calcium] so important at the time?
that [analyzing the importance of the channel and transport protein called
calcium-binding protein] was done while you were at the University of
you�ve talked about a number of your findings over the years. Can you highlight
jut one that you think really was the major accomplishment or do you not even
like to categorize like that?
obviously you�ve written a lot about your findings and articles and publications
� 121 publications you have done over the years; 79 book chapters; your were an
editor for like 58 different books; so tell us about it. Do you like that part
of your job?
you mentioned the Gordon Conference Earlier and you really felt that was an
integral part of your career, that that really launched you to organizing other
talks and seminars that really was a boost to your career.
you�ve got a ton of honors and distinctions that you�ve won over the years. Any
highlights? Any ones that you want to mention?
Lets switch gears a little bit and talk about your person life, your background.
You were born in Vienna, Austria?
where were your parents at this point? [while he was in college in America]
What kind of impact do you think that background had on your career? I know you
were saying that your parents initially wanted you to go into chemistry?
you�ve had an interesting second career as an artist. You love to paint. Tell us
What do you get out of it [painting]? Why do your enjoy it so much do you think?
would you describe your art?
do you ever envision yourself not painting anymore? Just like your career here
at the University of Connecticut?
often do you come here, I mean you�re dean emeritus but you�re still here.
for the younger people, younger scientist watching this, I�m sure they all want
to know how you keep that excitement and interest and what advice you would have
you�re still optimistic?