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David Lane, 2001-06-04

 Item — Box: AV07, Hi8: CSHL1272
Oral History | David Lane
Oral History | David Lane

Scope and Contents

David Lane [Sir David Philip Lane], cancer researcher, is interviewed by Mila Pollock on June 4, 2001, at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

David Lane discusses the following in his interview: Scene 1. New knighthood -- Scene 2. Coming to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 3. Surprises at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 4. Joe Sambrook at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 5. A unique atmosphere at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 6. Political atmosphere at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 7. Jim Watson at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 8. Friendship at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 9. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientist: Terri Grodzicker -- Scene 10. The nucleic acid group at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 11. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia and meetings -- Scene 12. Favorite places at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 13. History in science -- Scene 14. Possible return to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory -- Scene 15. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: size and growth.


  • Creation: 2001-06-04


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

David Lane, immunologist, is currently Chief Scientist of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), chairman of the board of Chugai Pharmabody and Professor of Tumour Suppressor Biology at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

He was previously the Chief Scientist of Cancer Research UK at the University of Dundee, Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology at the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School in Dundee, Scotland. Lane founded the Department of Surgery and Oncology in the University’s Medical School with Alfred Cucheiri, one of the pioneers in minimal access ("keyhole") surgery. He was the Executive Director of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) in Singapore from 2004-2007. Lane is also the founder and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Cyclacel, a Dundee based biotechnology company now listed on the NASDAQ. Shortly after receiving his Ph.D., he was recruited by Joe Sambrook to work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory with the Tumor Virus Group in the 70’s, where he also completed one of his books on antibodies. In 2000, Lane was knighted by Queen Elizabeth of England for his many contributions to science. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, the Academy of Medical Sciences, and the University College London.


1 Cassettes (Camcorder footage) : Hi-8 - CSHL1272

1 Optical Disks (Talking science with David Lane) : DVD ; 33 min

1 VHS : LANE_DAVID_2000_01 [0:34:02] unedited

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English