Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986

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Hollaender (1898-1986). Biologist (biophysics, radiation biology, and chemical matagenesis) and Director of the Division of Biology at the Atomic Energy Commission's Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1946 to 1966.

From the description of Addition to papers, 1935-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86123380

Alexander Hollaender is a geneticist who served as director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1946 to 1966.

From the description of Papers, 1950-1970. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122584066

Hollaender (1898-1986). Biologist (biophysics, radiation biology, and chemical mutagenesis) and Director of the Division of Biology at the Atomic Energy Commission's Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1946 to 1966.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86132315

From the description of Addition to papers, 1950-1975. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122520808

Geneticist Alexander Hollaender was born in Samter, Germany on 19 December 1898. He immigrated to the United States in 1921 around the age of 23 and became a naturalized citizen in 1927. He obtained his secondary education at the University of Wisconsin were he received his AB in 1929, his MA in 1930, and his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1931. While fulfilling his college requirements, Hollaender served as assistant instructor in physical chemistry. Hollaender continued his stay at the University of Wisconsin from 1931 until 1933 as instructor of Biology.

From early on in his career, Hollaender was interested in the problems of radiation biology and chemical mutagenesis. In 1934 he held the Rockefeller Foundation fellowship for the study of chemical radiation. Following that, he supervised a National Research Council project on radiation at Wisconsin from 1934 until 1937. Upon completion of the project, Hollaender moved to the Washington Biophysics Institute of the National Institute of Health as an associate biologist. After only a year he was promoted to senior biophysicist, a position he held until 1950. Concurrently, he served as director of the division of biology at the Atomic Energy Commission's Oak Ridge National laboratory from 1946 to 1966 where in 1967 he was promoted to senior research advisor, a position he held until 1972.

Hollaender continued to be involved in academics throughout his life. He served on the faculty of the University of Tennessee as a professor of radiation biology from 1957 and 1966. Subsequently he served as a professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences from 1967 to 1972. During his lifetime Hollaender was a member and chairman of the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council committee on photobiology, a member and chairman of the subcommittee on radiobiology for the National Research Council, and served as a civilian advisor to many governmental agencies. He was president of the Radiation Research Society in 1954-1955, and of the International Association for Radiation Research from 1962 until 1966. He died in Washington, D.C. on 6 December 1986.

From the guide to the Alexander Hollaender Papers, 1955-1974, (American Philosophical Society)

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creatorOf Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986. Papers, 1950-1970. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Biology Division. Records, 1955-1988. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
referencedIn Warren H. (Warren Harmon) Lewis papers, ca. 1913-1964, 1913-1964 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Haurowitz, Felix, 1896-1987. Mss., 1920-1985 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
creatorOf Genetics Collection, 1884-1971, 1884-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. Papers, 1919-1966. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Milislav Demerec Papers, 1919-1966 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986. Papers, 1928-1972. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Lewis, Warren H. (Warren Harmon), 1870-1964. Papers, ca. 1913-1964. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986. Addition to papers, 1935-1975. American Institute of Physics
creatorOf Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967. Papers, 1910-1967. Indiana University
referencedIn Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Biology Division. Papers, 1955-1988. University of Tennessee, John C. Hodges Library
creatorOf Alexander Hollaender Papers, 1955-1974 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Hollaender, Alexander, 1898-1986. Addition to papers, 1950-1975. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Setlow, Richard B. (Richard Burton). Oral History interview with Richard Setlow, 2005 April 21 American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Genetics Collection, 1884-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
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Ionizing radiation--Research
Political refugees
Bacteria--Effect of ultraviolet radiation on--Experiments
Matter (Physics)--Effect of Ionizing radiation (Biology) on--Physiological aspects
Radiation--Physiological effect
Proteins--Effect of ultraviolet radiation on--Experiments
Cattle--Breeding
Nuclear energy
Radiation--Safety measures
Mutation (Biology)--Experiments
Radiobiology--Experiments--Documentation
Longevity--Genetic aspects
Radiation-protective agents
Breeding
Biology--Research
Genetics--Research
Nucleic acids (Biochemistry)--Effect of ultraviolet radiation on--Experiments
Mutagens--Research
Genetics
Radiation--Research
Radioactive decontamination--Research
Radiation--Congresses
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