It was the unfamiliar, umbrella-shaped leaf of the gingko biloba tree that taught Daniel D. Von Hoff, MD, a lesson—one that would help shape the course of his career as a top pancreatic cancer researcher.
As a biology undergraduate at what was then Carroll College, Von Hoff studied with Professor Roy Christoph, who led the class outside to study vein patterns and other qualities of the trees dotting the Waukesha, Wisconsin, campus. Read more . . .