Oral Histories

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    Oral history interview with Barry Coller, MD

    Barry Coller graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 1970. He was Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Stony Brook School of Medicine from 1976 to 1993. He was Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine from 1993 to 2001. Currently, Coller is Head of the Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Physician-in-chief of the Rockefeller University Hospital.
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    Oral history interview with Jan Vilcek, MD

    Dr. Jan Vilcek is currently Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Research Professor, Department of Microbiology at NYU School of Medicine. In the oral history, he talks about his research in interferon which led to the development of Remicade, a drug to treat autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
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    Oral history interview with Jerome Lowenstein, MD

    Dr. Jerome Lowenstein graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 1957. He is currently Professor of Medicine and the Edward C. Franklin Firm Chief at NYU School of Medicine. He is also the founder and director of the Program for Humanistic Aspects of Medical Education at New York University, established in 1979.
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    Oral history interview with Martin Blaser, MD

    Dr. Martin Blaser graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 1973. He served as Chair of the NYU Department of Medicine from 2002 to 2012. He is currently Muriel and George Singer Professor of Translational Medicine, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Microbiology; and Director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU.
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    Oral history interview with Victor Nussenzweig, MD

    Dr. Victor Nussenzweig has led the Michael Heidelberger Division of the Department of Pathology at NYU since 1987 and is the Hermann M. Biggs Professor of Preventive Medicine. He co-discovered the circumsporozite, or CSP protein with his wife, Ruth Nussenzweig. This discovery led to the identification of the CSP gene. Both the CSP protein and CSP gene are the basis for malaria vaccine efforts.
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    Oral history interview with Ruth Nussenzweig, MD

    Dr. Ruth Nussenzweig is Professor Emerita of Microbiology and Pathology and was the first Chair of the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology at NYU School of Medicine. She talks about her pioneering work in malaria research. She co-discovered the circumsporozite, or CSP protein with her husband, Victor Nussenzweig. This discovery led to the identification of the CSP gene. Both the CSP protein and CSP gene are the basis for malaria vaccine efforts.
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    Oral history interview with Gerald Weissman, MD

    Dr. Gerald Weissmann graduated from NYU School of Medicine in 1954. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Rheumatology), Research Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Biotechnology Study Center at NYU School of Medicine. Weissmann co-discovered and named liposomes, phospholipid vesicles that are used to deliver vaccines, enzymes, or drugs to the body. He also presented evidence that identified rheumatoid arthritis as an immune complex disease.