Title and Description Page
Childhood and Early Education 1
Growing up in New York. Early interest in science. Brother and parents. Attending Stuyvesant High School. Working in the New York Public Library's patent office.
College Education 8
Studying history at Haverford College. Lab work at the Smith, Kline, and French factory. Medical school at Columbia University. Working with Elliott F. Osserman on methods to create tissue cultures.
Postdoctorate work 13
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for internship and residency. Working at the Salk Institute under Martin G. Weigert, radiolabeling immunoglobulins. Two-year commitment to National Institutes of Health, studying IgE receptors in Henry Metzger's lab. Return to UCSD for post-doc work with Jarvis E. Seegmiller on ADA deficiencies. Fellowships to research rheumatism and leukemia lymphoma.
Career at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation 19
Working with Ernest Beutler while developing 2-CdA. Hairy cell leukemia trials. Thoughts on drug development. Founding Vical with friend Karl Y. Hostetler. Naked DNA research.
Director of the Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging at UCSD 24
Background on the company. Lab research and endowment program. Organized research units.
Director of the Moore Cancer Center 27
History of the Center. Comprehensive cancer centers. Importance of interdisciplinary research units.
Biotech companies founded by Carson 29
Triangle Pharmaceuticals. Dynavax Technologies. Salmedix, Inc. The Orphan Drug Act.
Election to the National Academy of Sciences. Receiving the Arthritis Foundation Lee C. Howley, Sr., prize, the American Association Cancer Research Bruce Kane Memorial Award, and the BIOCOM Life Sciences Award. Importance of educational programs.
The Biotech Industry 34
San Diego biotech community. Government regulation and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Influencing policy.