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Oral history interview with Beverly M. Emerson, 1992 December 16, 18, 21 and 1993 January 28.

Author: Beverly M Emerson; Neil D Hathaway; Chemical Heritage Foundation.; Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.; Pew Charitable Trusts.
Series: Chemical Heritage Foundation Oral history transcript, 0422.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Beverly M. Emerson was born in Eugene, Oregon, and spent much of her childhood there. She was the only child of her two parents, but her father had three children by a previous marriage. Her parents divorced when she was young, and her mother began travelling, settling in San Francisco for a month or two at a time and then returning to Eugene. Beverly missed a great deal of school, but she educated herself by
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Oral histories
Biography
Named Person: Beverly M Emerson; Gary Felsenfeld; E Peter Geiduschek; Robert G Roeder; Gary Felsenfeld; Robert G Roeder
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly M Emerson; Neil D Hathaway; Chemical Heritage Foundation.; Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences.; Pew Charitable Trusts.
OCLC Number: 884349331
Notes: This oral history is part of a series supported by a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts based on the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. This collection is an important resource for the history of biomedicine, recording the life and careers of young, distinguished biomedical scientists and of Pew Biomedical Scholar Advisory Committee members.
Interview conducted by Neil D. Hathaway at Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California, 16, 18, 21 December 1992 and 28 January 1993.
The following oral history, originally processed at the UCLA Center for Oral History Research, has been reformatted by the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The process involved reformatting the front matter, adding a new abstract, replacing the table of contents, and replacing the index. The paragraph spacing and font of the body of the transcript were altered to conform to the standards of the Oral History Program at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. The text of the oral history remains unaltered; any inadvertent spelling or factual errors in the original manuscript have not been modified. The reformatted version and digital copies of the interview recordings are housed at the Othmer Library, Chemical Heritage Foundation. The original version and research materials remain at the Darling Library, University of California, Los Angeles and at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Description: Sound files ; digital, mp3 file. Transcript : (229 leaves) ; 29 cm.
Series Title: Chemical Heritage Foundation Oral history transcript, 0422.
Other Titles: Beverly M. Emerson oral history interview

Abstract:

Beverly M. Emerson was born in Eugene, Oregon, and spent much of her childhood there. She was the only child of her two parents, but her father had three children by a previous marriage. Her parents divorced when she was young, and her mother began travelling, settling in San Francisco for a month or two at a time and then returning to Eugene. Beverly missed a great deal of school, but she educated herself by reading. Although she herself had not finished high school, Beverly's mother emphasized to Beverly the importance of college education, and insisted that the University of Oregon was not good enough for Beverly. Somehow able to support them both, Beverly's mother sent Beverly to La Chatelainie Institute in Neuchatel, Switzerland, for a year. Beverly's early school experiences did not instill academic diligence, and Beverly's grades were only average.

Fortunately, her test scores were good, and she matriculated into the University of California, San Diego, where at last she discovered a love of learning, especially in science. During college Beverly spent a year studying at St. Andrews in Scotland, and when she came back her academic ambitions were well established. She worked in Donald Helinski's and Peter Geiduschek's labs; the latter became her mentor and template for a scientist, and she continues to have a professional relationship with him still. She admired him so much that when she graduated she spent a year working as a technician in Geiduschek's lab.

Deciding to attend graduate school at Washington University in St. Louis, Beverly began working in Robert Roeder's lab. Her project caused her some difficulties she could not solve until a guest speaker, Shirley Tilghman, pointed out something to her. When she finished her PhD, she decided to accept a postdoc in Gary Felsenfeld's lab at the National Institutes of Health; there she began the transcription research that she has continued ever since. Although she began her current work in Felsenfeld's lab, that work has branched off from his area; she is concentrating on -globin and chromatin. Beverly has her own lab now at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. She foresees herself continuing this same work until the end of her career, quite possibly at the Salk.

In addition to explaining her work, Beverly discussed protein purification, gene cloning, gene transcription, transcription factors, TATA boxes, chromatin structure, the construction of an in vitro transcription system, the locus control region, the Salk Institute, her Frog Room, and the status of women in scientific research.

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