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)
United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Nirenberg, Marshall W.
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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
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
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
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.