Linda Buck has greatly influenced the field of neuroscience. She forged the foundation for olfactory research and understanding and is now working to defy time and reduce the effects of aging. As a woman in a predominantly male profession, Buck faced seemingly few obstacles. That said, she still had to work hard to prove herself, just as anyone does in a cutthroat profession. She was fortunate to have parents who shaped her childhood so that as an adult, she would work hard to reach higher goals and obtain many amazing opportunities to work with excellent scientists, which allowed her to establish herself as a prominent and influential neuroscientist.
"Linda Buck and the Science of Scent,"
Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal:
1, Article 17.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/soundneuroscience/vol2/iss1/17