Oral Histories

Interview of Carolyn E. Machamer

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Carolyn E. Machamer
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Hathaway, Neil D.
Machamer, Carolyn E.
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.
Attends Bucknell University; undergraduate research on acrosomes with Sally Nyquist; working at the Michigan Cancer Foundation lab; poliovirus research in Nathaniel A. Young's lab at the National Cancer Institute; subacute sclerosing panencephalitis virus research in the Hans J. Zweerink lab at Duke University; research in Peter Cresswell's lab on the biosynthesis of class II major histocompatibility complex antigens; studying infectious bronchitis virus in the John K. Rose lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies; comparing viral and cellular protein studies; the benefits of working with the vaccinia vector; lipid bilayer and protein interaction; the finding that targeting signals can be located in the transmembrane domain of a protein; women and scientific research; the demanding nature of grant writing; views on working in industry and in academia; the effort to increase public support for basic research; Machamer's teaching responsibilities at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; sphingolipid research.