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Maret Traber Oral History Interview. June 23, 2014

Maret Traber Oral History Interview

Life history interview conducted by Chris Petersen.

June 23, 2014

Location:  Linus Pauling Science Center, Oregon State University.

Maret Traber (b. 1950) is the Director of the Oxidative/Nitrative Stress Core Laboratory at Oregon State University's Linus Pauling Institute. Traber joined the Institute as a principal investigator in 1998 after twenty-two years spent working in support of others' research efforts. The author of over 180 peer-reviewed papers, Traber is now internationally recognized as a leading authority on Vitamin E, and has helped to establish the recommended daily allowance for the vitamin. Her interview focuses on her long journey to institutional stability, the research that she has conducted in nutrition and biochemistry, and her reflections on change and growth at the Linus Pauling Institute.