Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Daniel Nathans Collection
Reproduced with permission of Stephen Lowry.
Restriction Enzymes and the "New Genetics," 1970-1980
Dec 20, 1978
I've been meaning to write long before to tell you how delighted and excited we all were when we heard about the Nobel
Prize. I went around boasting about how you spent (6 weeks?) in my lab in your senior year. -- But as I recall you needed
little or no advice as to problem on how to proceed.
Ed Hunter dug up this program of their[?] Senior Research program -- which I enclose in case you
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have any sentimental memories of some. Someone told me you even mentioned this brief period with us as having some effect
on your career -- I really doubt it -- you already had the urge and the proper instincts --
I'm still plugging along -- actually quite excited about our current research -- the new Dept head -- Phil Weedleman is
really great -- and shows no signs of wanting me to quit -- so I shall continue as long as the grey cells hold out --