Congratulations to Prof. Bailey for receiving the Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award at the 2015 Pittcon Conference & Expo. He and the rest of the lab had a productive trip down to New Orleans. In recognition of the award, conference staff interviewed Prof. Bailey for Pittcon Today, a daily publication recognizing important events throughout the conference. Here is a link to the interview. Prof. Bailey let's us know what he was like as a kid, what he likes to do in his spare time, and the next scientific breakthrough he'd like to see.
We also found out what he would have done if he had not become a professor:
I think I’d want to be a gardener or an organic vegetable farmer. I like to spend time outside… and I find it’s very therapeutic to work with my hands in the soil, and then reap the rewards! I have a little backyard garden for my family.