Clara M. Szego (b.1916-), a biologist, taught at the UCLA School of Medicine before accepting a position in the Department
of Zoology where she was promoted to full professorship (1960). Her research included work on molecular and cellular mechanisms
of hormone action, and lysosomes and lysosome theory in the normal cellular economy. The collection consists of correspondence,
printed materials, articles, clippings, and photographs related to Szego's career.
Szego was born in 1916; attended Hunter College and did graduate work in the Department of Physiological Chemistry at University
of Minnesota; researcher, Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology; faculty member at Yale University; followed Abraham
White to UCLA School of Medicine and later accepted position in the Department of Zoology, UCLA; promoted to full professorship,
1960; research included work on molecular and cellular mechanisms of hormone action, and lysosomes and lysosome theory in
the normal cellular economy; closed her laboratory, 1985.
11 boxes (5.5 linear ft.)
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