Title and Description Page
Childhood, Early and College Education 1
High school interest in chemistry. B.S. in chemistry from Pennsylvania State College. Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University.
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute 7
Teaching position at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. Co-directorship.
Rockefeller Fellowship at Cambridge University 11
European contacts. Early light scattering research.
Research at Harvard University 17
Synthetic polymer research. Consulting work for Union Carbide. Introduction ofoptical rotary dispersion method. Work on denaturation and renaturation of DNA.Work on protein synthesis. Work on mapping the collagen gene.
Professorship in Chemistry at Harvard University 27
Founding of Biochemistry Department. Founding of three journals.
Public Service 30
Election to the National Research Council. Appointment to the President's Science Advisory Committee. Opinions on government science funding and policy.