I entered science at a particularly lucky time. By the mid-1960s, women were being encouraged to pursue serious scientific careers. During the 60-year span of my career, women have become equal partners with men in scientific research, particularly in the biological sciences. There also has been abundant funding for research, which allowed me to succeed in a "soft-money" position at Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, a place that was especially supportive for a woman scientist with children. In this article, I describe the findings that I think represent the most interesting and enduring scientific work from my career.