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Evelyn Maisel Witkin Ph.D.

National Medal of Science - Biological Science 2002

Zoologist - Molecular Geneticist. E. coli. DNA mutagenesis and DNA repair. Interests: Science education in public schools; Connections between contemporary Victorians poet Robert Browning and Charles Darwin.

Essentially same grant from 1956 until retirement in 1991.

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It Was Heaven: An Interview with Evelyn Witkin by Jane Gitschier, Public Library of Science Genetics, October 8, 2012.

Evelyn Witkin Reflects on Cold Spring Habor's Golden Age, Origins, Speaking of DNA.

The 2000 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal Evelyn M. Witkin by Carol A. Gross, Genetics Society of America. 10 pages.

Evelyn Witkin. Oral History Collection, Gladys Brooks Foundation and Richard Lounsbery Foundation/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


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Evelyn M. Witkin on Charlie Rose - 2015 Lasker Award, jwitkin's channel, 9:29.

2015 Lasker Awards: Stephen J. Elledge and Evelyn M. Witkin, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, Published on Sep 7, 2015. 6:12.

Evelyn Witkin (DNA Repair), Conversations in Genetics. September 4, 2003. 1:08:53.

Evelyn Witkin Arrival at CSHL, CSHL Library, Published on Sep 8, 2015, 4:15.

Evelyn Witkin. Oral History Collection, Gladys Brooks Foundation and Richard Lounsbery Foundation/Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.Please scroll down and click.

Evelyn M. Witkin- 2002 National Medal of Science, National Medals. 1:52.

Evelyn Witkin

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Name: Evelyn Maisel Witkin
Birth: 9 March 1921 New York City
Title: Barbara McClintock Professor Emerita
Affiliation: Rutgers University
Citation: "For her insightful and pioneering investigations on the genetics of DNA mutagenesis and DNA repair that have increased our understanding of processes as varied as evolution and the development of cancer." Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on November 6, 2003
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