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Myers and Cox, 2003-05-31

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Scope and Contents

David Cox and Richard Myers, are interviewed by Mila Pollock and Kiryn Haslinger, on May 31, 2003, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. David Cox's interview discusses the following: LIFE IN SCIENCE: Evolving Careers, Roles, and Relationship, Division of Labor, Strengths of the Relationship, The Cox and Myers Partnership, Radiation Hybrid Mapping.

GENOME RESEARCH: Challenges of the HGP, Involvement in Genomics, Craig Venter and the HGP.

CSHL: Publishing on RH Mapping, Complementary Aspects of the Relationship.

Dates

  • 2003-05-31

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online: https://library.cshl.edu/oralhistory/. Select tapes have been digitized thanks to support from CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant awarded in 2021, these tapes are available for research via our Oral History Website and in person at CSHL Archives. Please contact CSHL Archives archives@cshl.edu with any questions regarding availability.

Biographical / Historical

David Cox received B.A. and M.S. degrees from Brown University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington. From 1980 to 1993, Dr. Cox held faculty positions in the Departments of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Psychiatry at the University of California San Francisco. In 1993, he became Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine as well as the Co-director of the Stanford Genome Center.

Dr Cox was a co-founder of Perlegen, and was Chief Scientific Officer of the Company from 2001 to 2008. In 2008 he joined Pfizer. He has served on several international and national councils and commissions including the Council of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) and the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC). He served as a member of the Health Sciences Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine. Dr Cox's honors include election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cox was a member of one of the first groups to begin sequencing the human genome. His relationship with Watson developed from his interest in Cox’s innovative approach to sequencing, called radiation hybrid mapping.

He attended the 68th Cold Spring Harbor symposium to celebrate the completion of the rough draft of the human sequence.

David Cox passed away at the age of 66 in 2013.

Richard Myers, biochemist and geneticist, is currently Director of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama and Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and at Birmingham Medical Center.

Following his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Alabama (B.S., 1977), Dr. Myers earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley (1982) with Robert Tjian. His postdoctoral work was performed at Harvard University with Tom Maniatis. In 1986 he joined the faculty of the University of California at San Francisco, and remained there until 1993 when he moved to Stanford University School of Medicine. He had been Professor and Chair of the Department of Genetics and Director of the Stanford Human Genome Center until July 2008 when he was named to his current position.

Dr. Myers is a member of numerous committees concerned with human genetic diseases and the Human Genome Project including the Genome Resources and Sequencing Prioritization Panel (GRASPP) and is Chair of the Genome Research Review Committee of the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health. He is also a member of the Biology and Biotechnology Program Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Myers has received numerous awards including the Pritzker Foundation Award (2002), the Darden Lecture Award from the University of Alabama (2002), the Wills Foundation Award (1986-2001) and was a Searle Scholar (1987-1990).

Myers was involved in every human genome meeting at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and has attended CSHL symposia since 1986.

Extent

1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1234

1 Cassettes (Duplicate copy) : MiniDV - CSHL1121

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

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