Jim Dahlberg on Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: The Future
  Jim Dahlberg     Biography    
Recorded: 04 Jun 2001

There’s going to be a lot more computer stuff! Sure! Bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics all these things will certainly be here. I wish I could look into the future on a lot of things (laughs). I don’t know. Its gonna still be a place where people will think this is sort of a mecca of a center for DNA or genetic research and so forth. I mean, of course, DNA was not discovered here. The structure was not solved here, but it has a tradition of having that kind of standard of—where people come to talk about what they’ve done. And of course the laboratory here is first rate, too! Which has, that’s developed in the last thirty years very much. There was, of course, people like [Barbara] McClintock and [Alfred] Hershey and so forth here, and [Milislav] Demerec and so forth, but now there’s a whole generation of young people who are here. And I think that’s going to continue and it’s really good to have that sort of thing. Where you have the spirit of discovery, I think that’s very important to have. Not just the conference center but a laboratory. I mean its good that it is a laboratory

Jim Dahlberg received his BA 1962, Haverford College, Pennsyvlania, completed his PhD 1966, University of Chicago. Dr. Dahlberg was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 1966-68 in the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge under the supervision of two-times Nobelist, Dr. Frederick Sanger. He also did worked in the 1968-69, Universite de Geneve under Dr. Richard Epstein.

Dr. Dahlberg is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1996, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiologists (1997) During his career he has been the recipient of many awards including Eli Lilly Award for Biological Chemistry, 1974; H.I. Romnes Faculty Research Fellowship, 1976; Philips Visitor, 1977; Josiah Macy, Jr. Faculty Scholar Award, 1979-80; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1982; Frederick Sanger Professorship, 1991; American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993; Fellow, U.W. Hilldale Professor, 1997; Buzzati-Traverso Award for Molecular Biology, Italian National Research Council, 1998; NIH Merit Award, 1998; European Molecular Biology Organization, Foreign Associate, 1998.


He is a frequent visitor to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as well as a speaker at many key Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology.