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Bishop (J. Michael) Papers
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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."
142 Linear Feet (112 cartons, 2 boxes, 1 over-sized box, 1 flat file drawer)
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Collection is open for research. The UCSF Archives and Special Collections policy places access restrictions on material with privacy issues for a specific time period from the date of creation. Restrictions are noted at the series level. This collection will be reviewed for sensitive content upon request. Contact the UCSF Archivist for information on access to restricted files.