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Eric Green, 2003-05-30

 Item — Box: AV06, Hi8: CSHL1253
Oral History - Eric Green
Oral History - Eric Green

Scope and Contents

Eric Green, geneticist and a leader in genome mapping, is interviewed by Mila Pollock and Kiryn Haslinger, on May 30, 2003, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Eric Green's interview discusses the following: Scene 1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 2. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology -- Scene 3. 2003 Symposium: The Genome of Homo Sapiens -- Scene 4. Involvement in the Human Genome Project -- Scene 5. Scientific career satisfaction -- Scene 6. Changes in the Human Genome Project -- Scene 7. Dangers of genomic research -- Scene 8. The future of genomic research -- Scene 9. Genomic education -- Scene 10. Competition in science -- Scene 11. Gene patenting -- Scene 12. Meeting Jim Watson -- Scene 13. Jim Watson, writer -- Scene 14. Rich Roberts


  • Creation: 2003-05-30


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

Eric Green received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin (1981) and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University School of Medicine (1987). During his residency training in clinical pathology, he worked in the laboratory of Maynard Olson, where he developed approaches for utilizing yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) to construct physical maps of DNA. His work also included initiation of a project to construct a complete physical map of human chromosome 7. In 1992, he became an assistant professor of pathology, genetics, and medicine as well as a co-investigator in the Human Genome Center at Washington University. In 1994, he moved his research laboratory to the intramural program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, Maryland), where he served as Head of the Physical Mapping Section, Chief of the Genome Technology Branch (1996-2009), and Director of the NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) (1997-2009). He is currently the NHGRI Director since 2009 when he was appointed by Francis Collins. He attends the annual CSHL genome meetings, has organized the event for many years and was a speaker at the 68th Symposium.


1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1253

1 Optical Disks (Talking science with Eric Green) : DVD ; 26 min.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Interview recorded on Hi-8 and Mini DV, then transferred to DVD.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA