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Ashley Dunn, 2003-01-15

 Item — Multiple Containers
Oral History | Ashley Dunn
Oral History | Ashley Dunn

Scope and Contents

Ashley Dunn's interview discusses the following: LIFE IN SCIENCE: Advice to Young Scientists; Becoming a Scientist; Scientific Career; Joe Sambrook, Mentor; Working with Joe Sambrook; Women in Science: Barbara McClintock.

JAMES D. WATSON: Meeting Jim Watson; Working with Jim Watson, CSHL; Jim Watson, Personality & Influence; CSHL: Writing a Paper on RNA Splicing; Jim Watson, Writer.

CSHL: Arriving at CSHL; Barbara McClintock; Bruce Stillman; John Cairns; Meeting Joe Sambrook; CSHL; Walter Keller; Great Research Moments: Discovering RNA Splicing; Postdoctoral Research with Joe Sambrook; 1977 Symposium: Presenting RNA Splicing Discovery; Cold Spring Harbor Symposia; CSHL Symposia: 1970s; CSHL Symposia: Past & Present; The Future of CSHL.


  • Creation: 2003-01-15


Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

Ashley Dunn is currently a Professorial Fellow of the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne and Chair of the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute Scientific Committee. He was a Senior Consulting Scientist and member of the Scientific Advisory Board at the Cryptome Pharmaceuticals Ltd., an Australian biotech company. He also served on Australia’s Gene Technology Advisory Committee. He is the former Head of Molecular Biology in the Melbourne Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

He came to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1976 to work with Joe Sambrook as a postdoctoral fellow and eventually became a junior faculty member.

His research has been concentrated on mammalian growth factors and the regulators responsible for the production of white blood cells in mice and men. He co-invented a mammalian blood cell regulator (GM-CSF), and his lab was the one of the first to establish gene targeting in the development of human diseases such as cancer.


1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1241

1 Cassettes (Working copy) : MiniDV - CSHL1050

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

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