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Randy Schekman Transcript

Conducted by Sally Smith Hughes in 2012, Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.

 
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Randy Schekman is a cell biologist in Berkeley’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, a Lasker Awardee, and as of 2013 a Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine. From his long association with Dan as colleague and friend, he recalls Dan’s creation of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, a key element in the reorganization of biology at Berkeley in the 1980s and 1990s, how Dan successfully pushed for Howard Hughes Medical Research Foundation Awards at Berkeley, perhaps the first campus without a medical school that the foundation would consider for awards. Dr. Schekman also recalls Dan’s contributions to Berkeley’s Health Sciences Initiative, especially the Li Ka Shing Science Building where Dr. Schekman and his laboratory now reside.

 


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