Contains the laboratory research notebooks and professional papers of Nobel Prize-winning scientist and UCSF professor and
chancellor, Dr. J. Michael Bishop, dated 1960-2008. Material relates to microbiology and Bishop's work on cancer and genetics.
J. Michael Bishop was born February 22, 1936, in York, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate degree at Gettysburg College,
majoring in chemistry, and eventually chose medicine as a career. He entered Harvard Medical School, became interested in
basic science, and began research in animal virology, where he "learned that the viruses of animal cells were ripe for study
with the tools of molecular biology." He received his M.D. in 1962, and in the next two years he completed his internship
and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 1964 he was appointed postdoctoral fellow in the Research Associate Training
Program at the National Institutes of Health. At NIH he pursued virology research with his mentor, Leon Levintow, and spent
a year doing research in Hamburg, Germany. He then chose to accept a faculty position at UCSF, he recalls, "because the opportunities
seemed so much greater: I would have been a mere embellishment on the East Cost; I was genuinely needed at San Francisco."
25 Linear Feet
(19 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 flat file drawer)
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