Jim Dahlberg on Visits to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: CSH Symposia
  Jim Dahlberg     Biography    
Recorded: 04 Jun 2001

Just after coming back I was invited to come to the symposium. That was my first symposium, and the first time I’d been to Cold Spring Harbor, actually. And I got up and I talked about how we done, determined the sequences of the beginning of Q-Beta RNA. I remember it was a pretty heady experience to be quite honest, cause just coming out of my post doc and there was a lot of anticipation for this talk because nobody had ever sequenced a messenger RNA before. ‘69, yeah. And it was a lot of fun. And then I came back again in ’70 and, was it ’74? Changing, I changed subjects then because I had set up my own lab and I was doing my own things.

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.