Get Your Masatoshi Nei Trading Card

The Penn State Alumni Association has produced trading cards featuring the best and the brightest of the university’s faculty (Pa. trading cards highlight brains, not brawn). The cards are only available at University President Graham Spanier’s tailgate parties on home football weekends. The biologists featured include entomologist Jim Tumlinson and molecular evolution pioneer Masatoshi Nei.


I haven’t been able to find a complete list of all ten faculty members featured, and I don’t think that individual images of the ten cards are available online. If anyone can track them down, post a link in the comments.

Update: Nina Fedoroff has a card as well.


  1. #1 razib
    October 9, 2008

    the bubble burst on cards in the early ’90s. no investment return….

  2. #3 Walt Mills
    October 10, 2008

    Richard Alley – climate science
    Alexander Wolszczan – astronomy
    Mary Willard – chemistry
    John Almquist – dairy science
    Robert Bernreuter – psychology
    Joseph Heller – writer
    Victor Lowenfeld – art education
    Erwin Mueller -physics
    Hans Panofsky – meteorology
    Fred Lewis Pattee -English
    C.R. Rao – statistics
    Alan Walker – chemistry
    James Tumlinson – entomology
    Catherine Ross -nutrition
    William Pierce – medicine
    Masatoshi Nei – biology
    Russell Marker – chemistry
    Nina Federoff -plant genetics
    Moses Chan – physics
    Stephen Benkovic – chemistry

  3. #4 Rich Lawler
    October 11, 2008

    Just want to note that A.F. Edwards (of Likelihood fame) and Cavalli-Sforza are also living students of Fisher.

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