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Charles Gilbert, 1999-09-08

 Item — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Charles Gilbert, integrated neurobiologist, is interviewed by Mila Pollock, c. 1999, at Rockefeller University, New York, New York.

Charles Gilbert's interview discusses the following: Scene 1. Becoming a scientist -- Scene 2. Undergraduate Research Program at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 3. Meetings, courses, and symposia -- Scene 4. Teaching at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 5. Memories of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 6. A unique center for research and collaboration -- Scene 7. Watson School of Biological Sciences -- Scene 8. Undergraduate Research Program reunion -- Scene 9. Relationship betwen gene expression and behavior.


  • Creation: 1999-09-08


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

Charles D. Gilbert, integrated neurobiologist, is currently a professor at Rockefeller University. His laboratory works to integrate molecular systems with neuroscience to find the molecular basis of learning and behavior. Gilbert is interested in neural systems and in understanding how gene expression alters behavior. Using gene chip technology he holistically examines a full ensemble of genes and asks how the ensemble (rather than one isolated gene) is involved in producing a particular behavior. Using psychophysical studies, he relates the characteristics of human perception with the properties of neuronal ensembles. He received his M.D./Ph.D. at Harvard, and while completing his undergraduate degree he spent summers at Cold Spring Harbor studying Lambda phage and bacterial genetics. He has returned to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for a variety of meetings and symposia.


1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1252

1 Cassettes (Working copy) : MiniDV - CSHL1054 ; 17 min

1 Optical Disks (Talking science with Charles Gilbert) : DVD

2 VHS (Working copy) : VHS: 2015 Charles Gilbert GILBERT_CHARLES_01 [0:19:37] unedited (audio from Gilbert very difficult to hear); Charles Gilbert 17min GILBERT_CHARLES_02 [0:18:04] unedited

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Interview recorded on Hi-8, then transferred to VHS and DVD. VHS digitized in 2021 by CLIR RAR Grant.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

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