Jim Dahlberg on Meeting Jim Watson
  Jim Dahlberg     Biography    
Recorded: 04 Jun 2001

I don’t know exactly when it was the very first time. The first time I can remember was just after I started my post doc, actually before I started my post doc after I got my degree I went to a meeting in Greece, in Spetsai Greece. And Jim was there and I just started talking with him at that time. And you know we’ve met off and on ever since. I knew of him and I probably met him before that because he grew up in Chicago as I did. And his parents and my parents were close friends. They used to be together socially. I don’t know if they had card parties or whatever they did. I was only that tall at the time (indicates his child size) so I didn’t care.

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.