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Memorandum from Mike Fuortes, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to Marshall W. Nirenberg pdf (95,497 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Memorandum from Mike Fuortes, United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to Marshall W. Nirenberg
Fuortes informs Nirenberg that they can begin to make plans for the utilization of laboratory and office space at NIH reserved for neurobiology. During the early period of Nirenberg's transition from genetics to neurobiology, this allotment of space supported the direction of his research.
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1968-11-13 (November 13, 1968)
Fuortes, Mike
United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
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Transition to Neurobiology, 1965-1969
Box Number: 4
Folder Number: 41
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Series: Series II: Correspondence, 1953-1993
Folder: General, 1953-1977
DATE: November 13, 1968
TO: M. Nirenberg
FROM: M. Fuortes
I think that our negotiations have come to a conclusion and that we can now start making some plans on how to utilize the space reserved for Neurobiology.
As I wrote to you yesterday, Wagner has decided that we can have four modules in the D wing of the second floor of Bldg. 10 as soon as the rooms are vacated. Phil told me that l/2 module will remain available for him in your wing on the sixth floor, and I should like to reserve three modules for Neurobiology on the second floor of Bldg. 36.
Phil and I thought that the following layout might be reasonable.
2nd floor, Bldg. 10
Biochemistry - one module
Electrophysiology - one module
Darkroom - l/2 module
Shop - l/2 module
Two offices - 1 module
(Phil Nelson, Jerry Fischbach, Eric Schwartz)
6th floor, Bldg. 10
Electrophysiology - l/2 module
(Phil Nelson)
2nd floor, Bldg. 36
Electrophysiology - 2 modules
Tissue Cultures & Nematodes - 1 module
(Mike Fuortes, Phil Nelson, Jerry Fischbach, Paul O'Bryan)
This means that Phil and Jerry would have space in both Buildings and would try to carry on some research in both. If you wish to move some of your activities and detach some of the people to the second floor of Bldg. 10 or to Bldg. 36, we should be very happy to cooperate. Also, we should be glad to change the plans outlined above in accordance with your suggestions.
At the moment we do not have the equipment required for the work to be performed in Bldg. 36 (we do not have inverted microscopes and micromanipulators), but things are on order and we shall be ready to start as soon as the equipment arrives.
Please let me know your comments on our plans.
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