Genentech Center for the History of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

The Genentech Center, a part of the CSHL Archives, focuses on documenting the basic scientific research that underpinned the development of molecular biology and biotechnology. This research, carried out initially in academic laboratories, led to the development of recombinant DNA techniques, which in turn stimulated entrepreneurial scientists to create biotechnology companies.

The mission of the Genentech Center is to identify, acquire, preserve, digitize, and promote the original correspondence, papers, and research material of the individuals and institutions that were crucial to the development of molecular biology and biotechnology worldwide.

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Archives visits by appointment only. Users please contact CSHL Archives at +1 516.367.8414 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Consult our Permission and Copyright Policies for any materials you wish to use.

GENENTECH CENTER'S COLLECTIONS

Collections contain personal correspondence, laboratory notebooks, photographs, reprints and videos.

Personal Collections:

brenner Sydney Brenner
carlson2Elof Carlson
gilbert Walter Gilbert
muller Hermann J. Muller
BruceWallaceBruce Wallace
weissmannCharles Weissmann
yanofskyCharles Yanofsky
zinderNorton Zinder

 

 

 

 

 

Oral History

oral history

Oral History Collection consists of more than 175 video interviews with pioneers and prominent contemporary scientists in molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology.

 Collections contain personal correspondence, laboratory notebooks, photographs, reprints, videos and oral history interviews. Interviews can be requested at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.