Oral Histories

Interview of Peter S. Kim

Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences: Peter S. Kim
Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Novak, Steven J.
Kim, Peter S.
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.
Korean heritage; majors in chemistry at Cornell University; works as an undergraduate research assistant in the George P. Hess laboratory; enters the Medical Scientist Training Program at Stanford University; focus on proteins and protein folding; pulse-labeling proteins with Robert L. Baldwin; studying synthetic peptides; catalytic antibody research; scientists' need to communicate with laypeople; interest in developing pharmaceuticals; establishes a lab at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research; develops a peptide model of a protein folding intermediate; Terrence G. Oas; research on leucine zippers and coiled coils; viral fusion proteins; the therapeutic potential of peptides; the funding of scientific research; teaching; developing computational methods to predict protein folding structures; effects of computer modeling on structural biology; involvement in biotechnology companies; David Baltimore; the investigation of scientific fraud.