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Jeffrey Strathern Collection

Identifier: JNS

Scope and Content

The Jeffrey Strathern Collection at the CSHL Library and Archive documents the research of Dr. Jeffrey N. Strathern. It is focused on his time at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (1977-1984), where he worked with Amar Klar and Jim Hicks at Delbruck Laboratory in the Yeast Group. The collection consists of laboratory research notebooks which include polaroid photographs and audiographs.


  • Creation: 1977-1982


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Access Restrictions

Some restrictions apply, see Archivist for details. Access is given only by appointment, 8:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.

Use Restriction

Archival materials must remain in the archival reading area. Item duplication is to be done by archivists. Fees are applied to copies made. Digital photography is permitted by users. Due to the very fragile nature of some materials in this collection, some are available through photocopies; others must be used under the supervision of an archivist.


Jeffrey Strathern 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 National Cancer Institute's Frederick Cancer Research Development Center. In 1999, Dr. Strathern joined the Division of Basic Sciences, also at NCI. In addition to his research duties, Dr. Strathern is a Deputy Director for the NCI-Center for Cancer Research.

Dr. Strathern’s research remains centered on aspects of gene regulation and genetic recombination as revealed by studies in yeast.


4 boxes, (10 Laboratory Notebooks)


The Jeffrey Strathern Collection documents the experimental laboratory work performed by Dr. Jeffrey N. Strathern during his tenure at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in what was known as the “Yeast Group”. The collection consists of laboratory notebooks which include photographs and audiographs.

Arrangement Note

Material from this accession consisted of 10 three ring binder notebooks containing laboratory research notes, which include audiographs and photographs of the experiments. The notebooks were in excellent condition and simply had to be rehoused. Dr. Strathern’s titles were retained and subject divisions were noted when available.


This collection was donated by Jeffrey Strathern. It was received in 2002 and processed at CSHL Library and Archives in October 2011.

Related Collections

See the Amar Klar and James Hicks Collections at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library for additional information.


This collection was processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) Basic Processing Grant.

Jeffrey Strathern Collection
Finding Aid Prepared by Amy Driscoll. Updated by Kate Pigliacelli in 2023.
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA