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Carol Greider

 Collection
Identifier: CWG

Scope and Contents

The Dr. Carol Greider Collection is composed of materials accrued by Dr. Greider during her postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley from 1984-1987, and her early work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory from 1997-1992. The collection consists of computer printouts, correspondence, course notebooks, Emails [printed], Graphs, Journal articles Laboratory Notebooks, Photographs, Reprints, Scientific Notes, X-rays films The date range is from 1975-1992. The materials are directly related to Dr. Greider’s work with mentor Elizabeth Blackburn, which would lead to the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009.

Dates

  • 1975 - 1992

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restictions apply to this collection. Access is given only by appointment, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Conditions Governing Use

Achival 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.

Biographical / Historical

Carol Greider was born in San Diego, California on April 15th, 1961. She received her B.A. in Biology in 1983 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1987 from the University of California, Berkeley. She carried out her graduate research in the laboratory of Elizabeth Blackburn, working on telomeres, the sequences as the ends of chromosomes, in particular on the enzyme "telomere terminal transferase," known known as telomerase.

Greider and Blackburn shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Jack W. Szostak.

Greider continued her research on telomerase when she came to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in 1988 as the second CSHL Fellow. On completion of her fellowship, she joined the CSHL faculty 1990-1992, promoted to Assistant Investigator (1990-1992), followed by Associate Investigator (1992-1994) and an Investigator (1994-1997).

In 1997, she joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University where she is the Daniel Nathans Professor and Director of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.

Awards and Honors

  1. Gairdner Foundation International Award (1998)
  2. Member of the American Society for Cell Biology (1999)
  3. Academy of Achievement Golden Plate Award (2000)
  4. Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2003)
  5. Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2003)
  6. Richard Lounsbery Award (2003)
  7. Member of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2004)
  8. Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (2006) (shared with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak)
  9. Dickson Prize in Medicine (2006)
  10. Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences (2006) (shared with Elizabeth Blackburn)
  11. Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize of Columbia University (2007) (shared with Elizabeth Blackburn and Joseph G. Gall)
  12. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2009) (shared with Elizabeth Blackburn and Jack Szostak)
  13. Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize (2009) (shared with Elizabeth Blackburn)

Extent

30 Linear Feet : 100% of this collection has been digitized. Digital images can be viewed by clicking links within this online finding aid. ; 8.75 linear fee/notebooks, 19.83 LF/films

Arrangement

The materials arrived boxed in seven cubic boxes and five mailing boxes [14 X 17 X 1] containing 17 Kodak Film boxes. The papers are in good condition. The laboratory notebooks have tabs indicating sections; however, many are missing. There was not an inventory within the boxes received.

Series in Carol Greider Collection:

  1. Series 1: Laboratory Notebooks, 1984-1986 Laboratory Notebooks related to laboratory work on Invitro Experiments, RNA experiments
  2. Series 2: Rotation Notes & Group Meetings, 1983-1989
  3. Series 3: Thesis, 1983-1987 Identification of a specific telomere terminal transferase activity in Tetrahymena extracts. Greider CW, Blackburn EH.
  4. Series 4: Methods Notebooks, 1975-1979
  5. Series 5: Class Notes, Berkeley, 1983-1987
  6. Series 6: X-Ray Films, 1983-1984
  7. Series 7: Other

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Carol Greider, in May 2017. Accession number 2017_002_CG.

Processing Information

The collection was processed in September 2017 by Clare Clark. Digitized in 2017 by Tom Adams. Detailed desciptions by Siddharth Satishchandran in 2018. Links to Digitized materials 2019 by Tom Adams.

Creator

Title
Carol Greider Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Clare Clark, Tom Adams and Siddharth Satishchandran
Date
2019
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Contact:
Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA
516-367-6872