Title and Description Page
Early Years 1
Growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Parents. Developing an interest in biology. Acceptance into Brandeis University. Influential teachers at Brandeis. Decision to go further education in medicine.
Graduate Education 5
Attending New York University. Developing an interest in nervous system diseases. University's focus on research. Aiming toward a career in clinical medicine. Internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital. Fellowship with Mort Swartz at Massachusetts General Hospital. Growing interest in infectious diseases.
Early Career 10
Military Services at Centers for Disease Control. Field work. Marriage to Ruth Peedin. Research fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Wolfgang K. Joklik. First studies on Reovirus. Viral genetics research. Learning molecular biology. Infectious disease unit.
Working with students. Virus mutants. Becoming faculty member at Einstein. Joining Harvard faculty in 1975. Working on Friend leukemia and measles. RNA and protein research. Genetic mapping. Type 3 Reovirus. Biology of Reovirus.
Later Career 23
Becoming Head of Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Leaving infectious disease research. Onslaught of AIDS. Research methods. Training young scientists. Future of research. Task Force of Microbiology.
Researching virus behavior. Cultivating students. Reflections on being Chairman of Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. M cells. Living with pancreatic cancer.