[Memorandum from Sandy Cain, National Institute of General Medical Sciences to Marshall W. Nirenberg]
This memorandum includes a copy of the description of Nirenberg's laboratory as it appears in the latest Pharmacology
Research Assistant program catalog. This letter is sent for Nirenberg's approval of the description.
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1996-05-01 (May 1, 1996)
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics
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Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
TO: Preceptors, Pharmacology Research Associate (PRAT) Program
FROM: Program Assistant, Pharmacology Research Associate Program, NIGMS
SUBJECT: Revision of the Pharmacology Research Associate Brochure
Enclosed is a copy of the description of your laboratory as it appears in the most recent PRAT catalog. Please review this
carefully for accuracy and readability. Remember that this description may be the deciding factor in a PRAT fellow choosing
your laboratory over someone else's. Try to convey in this summary of your laboratory's research the excitement you
feel about that research.
If you wish this description to appear just as it is, please check the box marked ACCEPTABLE AS IS. If you wish to change
the description, please check the box marked CHANGE. You may make changes directly on the page or attach a new version.
You may either fax this information to us at 301-480-2802 or e-mail us at
PRAT@GMl.NIGMS.NIH.GOV by Monday, May 20, 1996.
[ ] ACCEPTABLE AS IS [ ] CHANGE
NAME OF PRECEPTOR:
Marshall W. Nirenberg, Ph.D.
Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics
Section on Molecular Biology
Basic problems in molecular biology and biochemistry are studied, especially molecular mechanisms that regulate gene expression
during embryonic development. Current research focuses on characterizing DNA clones that
correspond to novel mouse or Drosophila homeobox genes, defining mouse genomic DNA sequences that regulate gene transcription,
and identifying regulatory sequences in cloned DNA that correspond to the gene for the a-subunit of an L-type voltage-sensitive
calcium channel. Clonal lines of neuroblastoma and
somatic hybrid cells are used in some studies.