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David Schlessinger Papers
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Name of creator
David Schlessinger was born in Toronto, Canada. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1956, Schlessinger received his doctoral degree from Harvard University in 1960, where he worked for DNA co-discoverer and Nobel laureate James Watson.
Following two years of postdoctoral training at the Pasteur Institute with another laureate, Jacques Monod, Schlessinger joined Washington University, where he served as professor of molecular microbiology, genetics and microbiology in medicine.
In 1997 he moved to the National Institutes of Health where he is an NIH Distinguished Investigator at the Laboratory of Genetics at the National Institute on Aging (NIA). In 2017 he received the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award.
Scope and content
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).
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Conditions governing access
The collection is open and accessible for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
Users of the collection should read and abide by the Rights and Permissions guidelines at the Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives.
Users of the collection who wish to cite items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication must request, sign, and return a Statement of Use form to the Archives.
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Item description, Reference Code, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.
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Immediate source of acquisition
Part of Transfer, Center for Genetics in Medicine, Washington University School of Medcine, September 10 1997, Accession, 1998-012
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"Describing Archives: A Content Standard, Second Edition (DACS), 2013."
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Name access points
- Simms, Ernest S. (Subject)