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Biochemistry at Stanford, biotechnology at DNAX : oral history transcript / 1998.
BANC MSS 99/182 c; Phonotape 2980 C:1-16; BANC MSS 99/182 c
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Title:

Biochemistry at Stanford, biotechnology at DNAX : oral history transcript / 1998

Creator/Contributor:

Kornberg, Arthur, 1918-2007, creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Hughes, Sally Smith, interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Lederberg, Joshua.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Creator/Contributor:

Program in the History of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Abstract:

Early career at National Institutes of Health: nutrition research, mentored by Severo Ochoa and Carl Cori; chairman, microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis: C.B. van Niel's microbiology course, faculty, Erwin Chargaff, nucleotide chain synthesis research, DNA as genetic material; chairman, biochemistry, Stanford University: renovation of Stanford Medical School, founding and staffing of biochemistry department, interaction of basic and clinical sciences, departmental operational style, new biochemistry curriculum, industry ties, Industrial Affiliates Program; research programs: DNA polymerase, DNA replication, viral synthesis, polyphosphate, Nobel prize; recombinant DNA: Senate testimony, 1968, patenting in biotechnology, controversy, Stanford biochemistry contributions to/failure to recognize commercial potential of, Peter Lobban's research on; ALZA Corporation; DNAX: foundation, funding, and staffing, purchase by interactions with Schering-Plough, antibody and interleukin research; anti-Semitism; Paul Berg; Dale Kaiser.

Date:

1998 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Stanford University. -- Department of Biochemistry.
DNAX Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology.
DNA -- Research
Recombinant DNA -- Research
Biochemists -- California -- Interviews

Note:

Arthur Kornberg ; with an introduction by Joshua Lederberg. Interviews conducted by Sally Smith Hughes in 1997. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Produced as part of the Program in the History of the Biosciences and Biotechnology.
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Shelved as Phonotape 2980 C:1-16.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
1 v. (xiv, 268 p.) : port. ; 28 cm.
16 sound cassettes.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3r9g
BANC MSS 99/182 c
Phonotape 2980 C:1-16
BANC MSS 99/182 c

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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