This collection consists mainly of files of research and data compiled by Dr. Harold Varmus and his group at UCSF from 1971-1984.
Primary areas of inquiry are synthesis and integration of viral DNA, and replication of, and tumor induction by, animal viruses,
including the Rous Sarcoma Virus. It is rich in illustrative material such as photographs, slides, graphs, and gels. Also
included is correspondence with colleagues and former students during Varmus' 1978-1979 sabbatical in London. Most letters
concern research progress, review of manuscripts and publications, and invitations or preparations for conferences and meetings.
Varmus was active in American Cancer Society (ACS) grant review and the Virology Study section of NIH. There are a number
of notes and slide materials for lectures and talks both in the U.S. and internationally.
Born in Oceanside, New York, December 18, 1939, Harold E. Varmus received his undergraduate degree (B.A. magna cum laude)
from Amherst College in 1961, an M.A. (in literature) the following year from Harvard University, and the M.D. from Columbia
University in 1966. From 1967 to 1970 Varmus was an intern in medicine (1966-67) and Assistant Resident in Medicine (1967-68)
at Presbyterian Hospital, New York, and Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases,
Bethesda, MD (1968-70). In 1970 he was appointed a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Department of Microbiology at
UCSF, for 1970-72. At the end of this period Dr. Varmus was appointed Assistant Professor in Residence, for 1972-74, Associate
Professor (1974-79), and full Professor, 1979-1993, in that department. He was on the faculty of the Molecular Medicine group
in the Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS) consortium.
Number of containers: 8 cartons, 2 boxes
Linear feet: 11 feet
Copyright has not been assigned to the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manager of Archives and Special Collections. Permission for
publication is given on behalf of the UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management as the owner of the physical items
and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is open for research; some correspondence files are restricted.