Video 18: Al Hershey, clip 1
Al Hershey spent 47 years at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. Hershey was best known for his work, with Martha Chase, that showed that genes were made of DNA. Al Hershey passed away on May 22, 1997.
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Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase at Cold Spring Harbor, 1953.
Alfred Hershey was a phage geneticist who, with his research assistant, Martha Chase, did one of the most famous experiments in molecular biology. The "blender" experiment proved that DNA carried genetic information.
Bacteria and viruses have DNA too.
Alfred Hershey and Seymour Benzer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1953 Symposium.
Relaxing during a break at the 1953 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Viruses: (L-R) Raymond Appleyard, George Bowen, Martha Chase, June Dixon.
Joshua Lederberg worked with bacterial genetics while Alfred Hershey showed that DNA is responsible for the reproduction of new viruses in a cell.
11002. Director's residence, The Biologocial Laboratory and Carnegie Station for Experimental Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Director's residence, The Biologocial Laboratory and Carnegie Station for Experimental Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Chicken coops on the grounds of the Station for Experimental Evolution (currently Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory), reflecting the interests of director Charles Davenport, 1908.
Martha Epstein Chase.
1951 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium, (L-R): E. B. Lewis, C. C. Lindegren, Alfred Hershey and Joshua Lederberg.