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Moshe Alafi, Biotech Pioneer and Entrepreneur, 2013, 81 pp.
Berg, A Stanford Professor's Career in Biochemistry,
Science Politics, and the Biotechnology Industry, 2000, 249
Betlach, Early Cloning and Recombinant DNA Technology
at Herbert W. Boyer's UCSF Laboratory, 2002, 79 pp.
Stanley N. Cohen, Science, Biotechnology, and Recombinant DNA: A Personal History, 2009, 376 pp.
Hugh D'Andrade, Regional Characteristics of Biotechnology in the United States:
Perspectives of Three Industry Insiders, 2001, 34 pp.
David Holveck, Regional Characteristics of Biotechnology in the United States:
Perspectives of Three Industry Insiders, 2001, 20 pp.
Kornberg, Biochemistry at Stanford, Biotechnology
at DNAX, 1998, 268 pp.
Reimers, Stanford's Office of Technology Licensing and
the Cohen/Boyer Cloning Patents, 1998, 84 pp.
W. Boyer, Recombinant DNA Science at UCSF and Its
Commercialization at Genentech, 2001, 188 pp.
Brook Byers, Biotechnology Venture Capitalist, 1970-2006, 2006, 95 pp.
Crea, DNA Chemistry at the Dawn of Commercial
Biotechnology, 2004, 110 pp.
V. Goeddel, Scientist at Genentech, CEO at Tularik,
2003, 202 pp.
James Gower, Business Development and Marketing Strategy at Genentech, 1982-2002, 2006, 76 pp.
L. Heyneker, Molecular Geneticist at UCSF and
Genentech, Entrepreneur in Biotechnology, 2004, 238 pp.
Keiichi Itakura, DNA Synthesis at City of Hope for Genentech, 2006, 80 pp.
Irving S. Johnson, Eli Lilly and the Rise of Biotechnology, 2006, 119 pp.
D. Kiley, Genentech Legal Counsel and Vice President,
1976-1988, and Entrepreneur, 2002, 217 pp.
G. Kleid, Scientist and Patent Agent at Genentech,
2002, 215 pp.
Laurence Lasky, Vaccine and Adhesion Molecule Research at Genentech, 80 pp.
Arthur Levinson [In Progress]
David W. Martin, M.D., UCSF Professor, Genentech Vice President of Research, and Beyond, 2006.
A. Middleton, First Chief Financial Officer at Genentech,
1978-1984, 2002, 267 pp.
Diane Pennica, T-PA and Other Research Contributions at Genentech, 2004, 100 pp.
J. Perkins, Kleiner Perkins, Venture Capital, and the Chairmanship of
Genentech, 1976-1995, 2001, 82 pp.
G. Raab, CEO at Genentech, 1990-1995, 2003, 135 pp.
Arthur Riggs, City of Hope's Contribution to Early Genentech Research, 2006, 119 pp.
Richard Scheller, Conducting Research in Academia, Directing Research at Genentech, 2002, 59 pp.
Robert A. Swanson, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Genentech, Inc., 1976-1996, 2000, 127 pp.
Axel Ullrich, Molecular Biologist at UCSF and Genentech, 2005, 70 pp.
Daniel Yansura, Senior Scientist at Genentech, 2002, 94 pp.
William D. Young,
Director of Manufacturing at Genentech, 2006, 72 pp.
Genentech: The Beginnings of Biotech by Sally Smith Hughes. Drawing from this unparalleled collection of interviews with early biotech players, Sally Smith Hughes offers the first book-length history of this pioneering company, depicting Genentech’s improbable creation, precarious youth, and ascent to immense prosperity. Hughes provides intimate portraits of the people significant to Genentech’s science and business, including cofounders Herbert Boyer and Robert Swanson, and in doing so sheds new light on how personality affects the growth of science. By placing Genentech’s founders, followers, opponents, victims, and beneficiaries in context, Hughes also demonstrates how science interacts with commercial and legal interests and university research, and with government regulation, venture capital, and commercial profits.
Ph.D., Chairman, CEO, and President of Amgen, 1980-1988, 2005, 194 pp..
Ronald Cape, MBA, Ph.D., Biotech Pioneer and Co-Founder of CETUS, 2006, 170 pp.
Donald Glaser, The Bubble Chamber, Bioengineering, Business Consulting, and Neurobiology, 2006, 151 pp.
William G. Green, General Counsel Chiron Corporation, 2008, 107 pp.
Edward E. Penhoet, Regional Characteristics of Biotechnology in the United
States: Perspectives of Three Industry Insiders, 2001, 107 pp.
Steven Rosenberg, Early Scientist at Chiron Corporation, 2005, 70 pp.
J. Rutter, The Department of Biochemistry
and the Molecular Approach to Biomedicine at the University
of California, San Francisco, volume I, 1998, 237 pp.
William J. Rutter, Volume II [In Progress]
Michael S. Urdea, Nucleic Acid Chemistry at Chiron Corporation, 2008, 47 pp.
Pablo Valenzuela [In Progress]
Horace Barker, Scientist & Professor of Microbial Biochemistry at
Berkeley, 2001, 118 pp.
Lincoln Constance, Versatile Berkeley Botanist: Plant Taxonomy and University Governance. 1987,
Sanford S. Elberg, Graduate Education and Microbiology at the University of California,
Berkeley, 1930-1989. 1990, 269 pp.
Frank Leven Albert Gerbode, Pioneer Cardiovascular Surgeon, 1985, 678 pp.
Claude B. Hutchison, The College of Agriculture, University of California, 1922-1952. 1962,
Hans Jenny, Soil Scientist, Teacher, and Scholar. 1989, 364
Harald Johnson, Virologist and Naturalist with the Rockefeller Foundation
and the California Department of Public Health, 1991, 391 pp.
James B. Kendrick, Jr.,
From Plant Pathologist to Vice President for Agricultural
and Natural Resources, University of California, 1947-1986. 1989,
Daniel E. Koshland, Jr.: Science, Academic Service, Philanthropy, 2011, 345 pp.
Marian E. Koshland, Retrospective, interviews with eight colleagues and
family members, 2003
Edwin H. Lennette, Pioneer of Diagnostic Virology with the California
Department of Public Health, 1988, 420 pp.
Herbarium Scientist, University of California, Davis. 1989,
83 pp. (UC Davis professor)
C. Reeves, Arbovirologist and Professor, UC Berkeley School of
Public Health, 1993, 686 pp.
Reorganization of Biology at UC Berkeley, 1980s-1990s, interviews with Daniel
Koshland, Jr., Roderic Park, and Louise Taylor, 2003, 128 pp.
Honeyman Heath Roll, A Woman’s Life in Physical Anthropology, Somatotyping,
and New Guinea Kinship Studies, 1994, 366 pp.
Sagehen Creek Field Station
David and June Taylor,
Don Erman, 2004, 150 pp.
University of California Professor of Molecular Biology: Discussions of His Research Over His Scientific Career From the 1940s Until 2010, 2010 175 pp.
Howard Schachman: UC Berkeley Professor of Molecular Biology:
On the Loyalty Oath Controversy, The Free Speech Movement,
and Freedom in Scientific Research. 2007, 182 pp.
Keith Yamamoto [In Progress]
Additional ROHO Oral Histories in Science, Medicine, and Technology
AIDS Epidemic in San Francisco Oral History Project
Chemistry and Physics
Kaiser Permanente Oral History Project
Medicine and Public Health
Ophthalmology Oral Histories
Stem Cell Research
Contact the History of Science and Technology Program, The Bancroft Library, for additional oral histories in science and technology.
Some oral histories may not be available online. Search OskiCat for oral history records and related materials.