For some reason, I became the kid who always interviewed the bug people. This is just one of those times.
The “From the John” weekly column (named because they always revolved around science research stories coming from the John Curtin School of Medical Research), was my first foray into getting out in the world and talking to sciencey types. Being a shy person, these kinds of assignments were kind of difficult back then,. But I found my stupid curiousity for finding out the ‘wtf? how does that work?’ angle to the story always dragged me beyond my stumbling inadequacies. A curious mind. Dangerous!