Scope and Content of Collection
Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla 92093-0175
Title: E. Peter Geiduschek Laboratory Records
Identifier/Call Number: MSS 0737
102.3 Linear feet
(252 archives boxes and one flat box)
Date (inclusive): 1934-2010, bulk 1960-2000
Abstract: Student research notebooks and professional correspondence, among other materials, from the UC San Diego laboratory of molecular
biologist and Research Professor E. Peter Geiduschek.
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS. Boxes 1-135 are at SRLF; boxes 136-252 are at Annex.
Scope and Content of Collection
Student research notebooks and outgoing professional correspondence from the UC San Diego laboratory of molecular biologist
and Research Professor E. Peter Geiduschek. The great majority of the collection consists of student and researcher data and
notes created in Geiduschek's lab, removed from three-ring binders. The remainder of the collection includes: Geiduschek's
own notebooks; correspondence (both a chronological file of outgoing correspondence from Geiduschek's lab, and an alphabetically-arranged
series of other professional letters); a small series of assorted lecture, seminar and symposia notes; a series on Geiduschek's
activities at UC San Diego; and a small number of subject files. The collection documents the research activities of persons
in Geiduschek's laboratory, his professional communications with colleagues, and to a lesser extent, his role as a faculty
member at UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences.
Arranged in six series: 1) STUDENT NOTEBOOKS, 2) GEIDUSCHEK NOTEBOOKS, 3) CORRESPONDENCE, 4) LECTURES, SEMINARS AND SYMPOSIA,
5) UC San Diego, and 6) SUBJECT FILES.
E. Peter Geiduschek received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and has served on the
editorial boards of several scientific journals. Dr. Geiduschek is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences and is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American
Academy of Microbiology. He is a Research Professor and Distinguished Professor Emeritus at UC San Diego.
Geiduschek came to UC San Diego in 1970 and has stayed for the duration of his career. From his faculty profile on the UC
San Diego Division of Biological Sciences website:
"The central theme of my research has been the enzymology of gene regulation, specifically of transcriptional regulation and
its principal focus has been on fundamental mechanisms, approached from a molecular genetic and biochemical perspective. It
is now widely appreciated that the transcriptional apparatus of all cells (archaeal, bacterial and eukaryotic) has common
evolutionary roots. It follows that transcription-regulatory mechanisms should also share certain broadly similar mechanistic
features. In that spirit, my laboratory worked in parallel with bacteria and their viruses, with eukaryotes, and with archaea."
E. Peter Geiduschek Laboratory Records. MSS 737. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Molecular biology -- Research
Molecular biologists -- Archives
University of California, San Diego. Division of Biological Sciences
Geiduschek, E. Peter (Ernest Peter) -- Archives