Carol Greider Manuscripts at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Nobel laureate Carol Greider has donated extensive materials documenting her research in molecular biology to the archive at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), a Consortium member institution on Long Island, New York.
Greider shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of telomerase and associated research on chromosomes and aging. The newly accessioned Dr. Carol Greider Collection in the CSHL Archives comprises material from her doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley—where she identified telomerase while working with co-laureate Elizabeth Blackburn—and her career as a postdoctoral fellow and faculty member at CSHL. The collection consists of written and email correspondence, laboratory and course notebooks and other notes, and visual material including photographs and X-ray film, dating from 1975 to 1992. It represents a substantial new resource for historians, scientists, and journalists interested in the history of molecular biology, genetics, and/or medicine.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory was founded in 1890 and is a private, not-for-profit research center that employs six hundred scientists, students and technicians. The lab’s extensive meetings and courses program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China, and its education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.
The CSHL Archives are a major repository of primary material on the history of the life sciences and medical research in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In addition to institutional records from the lab and many related organizations, funding bodies, and precursor institutions, the archives contain personal collections of nearly two dozen significant individuals from CSHL and beyond. It is also home to the Center for Humanities Study of Modern Biology, which awards annually the Sydney Brenner Research Scholarship, the Ellen Brenner Memorial Fellowship, and a number of research travel grants.
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Researchers at any career stage are eligible to apply for the Sydney Brenner Research Scholarship. Librarians, archivists, and MLS candidates are eligible to apply for the Ellen Brenner Memorial Fellowship. For more information on all fellowships and travel grants awarded by the CSHL Center for Humanities Studies of Modern Biology, please visit .