Can this tick biologist and her team of ‘weirdo science’ enthusiasts change the future of scientific research?
It’s rare, though far from unheard of, for scientists to leave prestigious academic appointments. But Seemay Chou’s departure made a larger splash than most.
One cool, cloudy San Francisco afternoon last September, she hit publish on a Medium post titled “Why I am building Arcadia.” It doubled as a public resignation letter from her professorship at UCSF, where she was just months from tenure, and a roadmap to the grand $500 million experiment she planned next.
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