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The Marshall W. Nirenberg Papers

Title:
Letter from William S. Sly to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (64,546 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from William S. Sly to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Description:
Sly, chairman of the Department of Biochemistry at St. Louis University Medical Center and a former postdoctoral student in Nirenberg's laboratory, thanks Nirenberg for the opportunity he provided to him. Having recently attended a symposium in Nirenberg's honor where another great scientist and former Nirenberg postdoc, Phil Leder, also attended, Sly writes, "I will always be grateful to you for that opportunity to work in your laboratory, to learn a new direction, and a new way of thinking about problems."
Number of Image Pages:
1 (64,546 Bytes)
Date:
1987-04-18 (April 18, 1987)
Creator:
Sly, William S.
Recipient:
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of William S. Sly.
Exhibit Category:
Beyond the Laboratory: Professional, Personal, and Political Life, 1967-2002
Unique Identifier:
JJBBZN
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
April 18, 1987
Dear Marshall,
I'm really grateful to Sidney for inviting me to attend and to participate in the symposium in your honor at Rutgers. It was wonderful joining with all of those whose lives you've influenced so much in this opportunity to pause, share some science, and say thanks. Phil Leder probably expressed the sense of appreciation that we all feel toward you better than any of us in his statements at the banquet. Although I spent less time in your laboratory than most of the other people there, I can honestly say that it was an extremely influential part of my development. I will always be grateful to you for that opportunity to work in your laboratory, to learn a new direction, and a new way of thinking about problems.
I've been at St. Louis University long enough to have most of the renovations complete. I hope we can find a time in the next year or two when you can visit and give a seminar.
All the best.
Sincerely,
William S. Sly, M.D.
Chairman, E. A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry
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