Oral Histories

Interview of James A. Borowiec

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: James A. Borowiec
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Hathaway, Neil D.
Borowiec, James A.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Interviews in this series, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, document the research of "outstanding scientists from quality institutions" chosen by the Pew Scholars Program to receive four-year stipends.
Growing up in Buffalo and Atlanta; attends Georgia Institute of Technology; works in a Georgia Tech chemistry laboratory applying atomic spectroscopy to water droplets; summer jobs with the United States Forest Service; graduate work in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; the UCLA Molecular Biology Institute; Paul D. Boyer and Jay D. Gralla; studies DNA supercoiling; in the Jerard Hurwitz lab studies simian virus 40 replication as a model of human DNA replication; Robert T. Tjian and Bruce Stillman; single-stranded DNA binding protein; the initiation phase of replication; accepts a professorship at New York University Medical Center; T antigen; bovine papillomavirus; replication forks; the funding and training of scientists; academic publishing; interest in Zen Buddhism.