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Winship Herr, Aug 9-13, 2004

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Oral History | Winship Herr
Oral History | Winship Herr

Scope and Contents

Winship Herr's interview discusses the following: Accepting Students to WSBS Announcing CSHL’s New Graduate School Program Collaboration Between Stonybrook University and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Initial Discussions About a Graduate School at CSHL Interest in Starting a Graduate School at CSHL Involving the CSHL Community in the Development of the WSBS Motivating Forces Toward the Development of a Graduate School at CSHL Receiving Degree Granting Authority from the New York State Education Department Recruiting Students to the WSBS Six Basic Elements Comprising the WSBS Curriculum The First WSBS Applicants The Interview Process and the Acceptance Criteria The WSBS, Week-Long Intensives at Banbury Center Trustees Meeting 1995: Suggesting a Graduate School at CSHL Winship Herr, Involvement in the Development of the Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) WSBS: A Four-Year Graduate Program


  • Creation: Aug 9-13, 2004


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

Winship Herr holds the position of Professor Emeritus of the Center for Integrative Genomics at the University of Lausanne as of 2018. He was director of the University of Lausanne School of Biology from 2009-2015 and member of EMBO. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California in 1974 and Ph.D. for studies on recombinant retroviruses in leukemogenic mice with Walter Gilbert from Harvard University in 1982. He completed his postdoctoral research studies in Cambridge (England) with Frederick Sanger and with Joe Sambrook in Cold Spring Harbor. After that he joined the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory faculty in 1984. From 1994 till 2002 he was an assistant director of the Laboratory and founding dean of the Watson School of Biological Sciences from 1998 till 2004.

Winship Herr is a former National Science Foundation predoctoral fellow, Rita Allen Foundation Scholar, Helen Hay Whitney postdoctoral fellow, and Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Biological Sciences.

More Information: UNIL


4 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : MiniDV - 8/9/2004: CSHL1067, CSHL1068; 8/13/2004: CSHL1069, CSHL1070.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English