Biography of Ernest St. John Simms (1917-1983), who joined the Washington University School of Medicine as a technician in the Department of Surgery in 1936. In 1953 he became a technical assistant in the Department of Microbiology. Simms became a key collaborator of the department's then head, Dr. Arthur Kornberg, and later collaborated with Dr. Herman Eisen. In 1968 Simms was promoted to research assistant professor, and in 1971 to research associate professor, a position he held until his death. Simms was also an active member of the Admissions Committee of the medical school for several years.
See also the Department of Genetics Records (RG016).