James Hicks, Amar Klar & Jeffrey Strathern, 2001-08-10
Scope and Contents
Amar Klar, James Hicks and Jeffery Strathern were also known at CSHL as the yeast group. This interview was recorded on Aug 10, 2001. There is also an interview of Strathern and Klar, taken in Sept 1, 2000.
- Klar, Amar (Interviewee, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online: https://library.cshl.edu/oralhistory/. Some tapes have been digitized thanks to support from CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant awarded in 2021, these tapes are not yet available online but are available for research in person at CSHL Archives. Please contact CSHL Archives firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding availability.
Biographical / Historical
Amar Klar, is a leading yeast geneticist, concerned with the molecular biology of gene silencing and mating-type switching. Klar came from India to the University of Wisconsin in 1975 to receive his Ph.D. in bacteriology. From 1977 to 1984, he worked with Jeff Strathern and Jim Hicks in the Cold Spring Harbor Yeast Group studying the mechanism of mating type switching. Klar served as Director of the Delbruck laboratory from 1985 to 1988.
He left Cold Spring Harbor to join the ABL-Basic Research Program as Head of the Developmental Genetics Section. In 1999, Klar joined the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research and is now a Principal Investigator in the Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory at NCI-CCR.
Jeffrey Strathern, a leading yeast geneticist, obtained his Ph.D. from the Molecular Biology Institute at the University of Oregon in 1977 and then moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he became a Senior Staff Member with the yeast genetics laboratory.
In 1984, he joined the ABL-Basic Research Program at the NCI-FCRDC. His research remains centered on aspects of gene regulation and genetic recombination as revealed by studies in yeast. In 1999, Strathern joined the Division of Basic Sciences, NCI. Strathern worked together with Amar Klar and Jim Hicks in the Cold Spring Harbor Yeast group from 1977 to 1984 where they made outstanding discoveries about the mechanism of mating type switching in yeast.
James Hicks is a pioneer in the field of yeast genetics. He earned his Ph.D. degree in molecular biology and genetics from the University of Oregon, working with Ira Herskowitz.
Hicks researched with Jeff Strathern and Amar Klar in the Cold Spring Harbor Yeast group from 1977 to 1984 where they made outstanding discoveries about the mechanism of mating type switching in yeast.
Hicks is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of ViroGenomics, a Portland biotech company that is searching for new treatments for chronic and acute viral disease.
2 Cassettes (Camcorder Interview footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1308, CSHL1309, CSHL1310
2 Cassettes (Camcorder Presentation footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1261, CSHL1262 (Label on tape implies there is a 3 out of 3 tape for the presentation.)
1 Cassettes (Copies) : VHS
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- Klar, Amar (Interviewee, Person)
- Hicks, James B. (Interviewee, Person)
- Strathern, Jeffrey N. (Interviewee, Person)
- Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Library and Archives (Publisher, Organization)
Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository
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