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Finding Aid to the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. papers, circa 1949-2007 (bulk 1965-2007)
BANC MSS 84/33  
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Description
Papers of Daniel Koshland, pioneering biochemist and former faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
Background
Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. (1920-2007), pioneering biochemist, was educated at the University of California and the University of Chicago. While in Chicago, Koshland worked on the Manhattan Project as part of a team that successfully purified plutonium. In 1965, Koshland joined the Biochemistry faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1966, Koshland published what would become a classic paper, "Comparison of experimental binding data and theoretical models in proteins containing subunits." In the 1970s, Koshland's lab moved its focus to exploring bacterial chemotaxis. In 1984, he and Albert Goldbeter introduced the concept of "ultrasensitivity." In addition, Koshland was an active administrator on campus, serving as chair of the biochemistry department in the mid-1970s and instituting a reorganization of the campus' biology faculty in the 1980s. In 1985, Koshland was appointed editor of Science Magazine, a post he retained until the mid-1990s. Koshland was married to Marian (Bunny) Koshland, also an accomplished scientist. Koshland and his wife were active philanthropists for science. As one of the heirs to the Levi Strauss fortune, Koshland helped finance science buildings on the UC Berkeley campus as well as at Haverford College. Koshland also endowed and helped design the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C.
Extent
Number of containers: 28 cartons (Linear feet: 35)
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94720-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html.
Availability
Collection is open for research.