Up from Mississippi, A memoir
Odile Jacob
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Up from Mississippi

A memoir

Odile Jacob


  • Aide EAN13 : 9782415000080
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How did a young native of the American South, raised in an era of racism and
segregation, rise to a highly decorated position at the forefront of molecular
biology research? Up from Mississippi follows the remarkable career of James
Darnell, a major player in some of the discoveries that illuminated our
understanding of gene expression, paving the way for medical
technologies—including some COVID-19 vaccines—based on messenger RNA. Darnell
relates not only the circumstances and details of these landmark findings, but
also the shared curiosity and excitement that drove him and his colleagues,
and continues to drive his many protégés today. From childhood and college in
Mississippi to medical school in St. Louis, to Paris for a stint at the
Pasteur Institute and back stateside to a series of prestigious institutions
instrumental to the emergence of molecular biology as a discipline, Up from
Mississippi is the story of a life spent in groundbreaking research, among
colorful characters who went on to win worldwide recognition—as well as a
history of science in the twentieth century. James E. Darnell is a member of
the American National Academy of Sciences and recipient of the National Medal
of Science and the Lasker Award for Medical Science. He has taught at the
Rockefeller University since 1974, and done research and teaching at the
National Institutes of Health, the Pasteur Institute, MIT, Albert Einstein
College of Medicine, and Columbia University.
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