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President Chopp's Introduction of Bonnie Bassler

At the 2010 Commencement, President Chopp said biologist Bonnie Bassler's teaching has not only "shaped and energized generations of both undergraduate and graduate students," but that her "groundbreaking discovery that bacteria communicate with one another via a chemical language has opened and defined a whole new field of biological research, leading to new possibilities for controlling destructive pathogens."

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