Schultz, Jack, 1904?-1971

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Jack Schultz was geneticist and biochemist. His career centered on the study of the nature and function of the gene, chemical genetics of Drosophila, cytochemical and nutritional techniques, cytochemistry of growth, and the pattern of human chromosomes. Schultz obtained his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. (1929) from Columbia University, where he was the last graduate student to get his doctorate under T. H. Morgan. He also worked with Morgan at the California Institute of Technology, 1929-1936 and 1941-1942. As a Rockefeller Foundation fellow in 1937-1939, he worked under Torbjörn Caspersson at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The remainder of his career was spent at the Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was Senior member and head of the Department of Genetics and Cytochemistry, 1943-1957, and Chairman of the Division of Biology, 1957-1969. Much of his tenure at the Institute was spent as an administrator, rather than on original research. He had much success in choosing, encouraging, and stimulating a brilliant research staff. He did not publish prolifically, relying more on lectures and informal discussions.

From the description of Papers, 1920-1971. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122584147

Geneticist and biochemist Jack Schultz centered his career on the study of the nature and function of the gene, chemical genetics of Drosophila, cytochemical and nutritional techniques, cytochemistry of growth, and the pattern of human chromosomes. Schultz obtained his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D. (1929) from Columbia University, where he was the last graduate student to get his doctorate under T. H. Morgan. He also worked with Morgan at the California Institute of Technology, 1929-1936 and 1941-1942. As a Rockefeller Foundation fellow in 1937-1939, he worked under Torbjörn Caspersson at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. The remainder of his career was spent at the Institute for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he was Senior member and head of the Department of Genetics and Cytochemistry, 1943-1957, and Chairman of the Division of Biology, 1957-1969. Much of his tenure at the Institute was spent as an administrator, rather than on original research. He had much success in choosing, encouraging, and stimulating a brilliant research staff. He did not publish prolifically, relying more on lectures and informal discussions.

From the guide to the Jack Schultz papers, 1920-1971, 1920-1971, (American Philosophical Society)

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referencedIn Curt Stern Papers, 1907-1981 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Thomas Foxen Anderson Papers, 1928-1989 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Growth: The early history of a cancer research institute, 1927-1957, 1984 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Jack Schultz papers, 1920-1971, 1920-1971 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Anderson, Th. F. (Thomas Foxen), 1911-1991. Papers, 1928-1989. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Stern, Curt, 1902-1981. Papers, [ca. 1920]-1980. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Schultz, Jack, 1904?-1971. Papers, 1920-1971. American Philosophical Society Library
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associatedWith Anderson, Thomas Foxen, 1911-1991 person
associatedWith Beadle, George Wells, 1903-1989. person
associatedWith Briggs, R. W. (Robert W.) person
associatedWith Caspersson, Torbjörn O. person
associatedWith Caspersson, Torbjörn, (Torbjörn Oskar), 1910-1997 person
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associatedWith Cooper, Kenneth Willard. person
associatedWith Darlington, C. D. (Cyril Dean), 1903-1981. person
associatedWith Demerec, M. (Milislav), 1895-1966. person
associatedWith Dobzhansky, Theodosius, 1900-1975. person
associatedWith Ephrussi, Boris, 1901- . person
associatedWith Fabergé, Alexander C. person
associatedWith Fabergé, Alexander C. person
associatedWith Genetics Society of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Hadorn, Ernst, 1902-. person
associatedWith Haldane, J. B. S. (John Burdon Sanderson), 1892-1964. person
associatedWith Hecht, Selig, 1892-1947. person
associatedWith Institute for Cancer Research (Fox Chase Cancer Center). corporateBody
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associatedWith Klein, George, 1925-. person
associatedWith Lewis, Edward B. person
associatedWith Morgan, Thomas Hunt, 1866-1945. person
associatedWith Muller, H. J. (Hermann Joseph), 1890-1967. person
associatedWith National Research Council (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for Research in Problems of Sex. corporateBody
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associatedWith Patterson, Elizabeth Knight, 1909- person
associatedWith Rudkin, George T. person
associatedWith Rudkin, George T. person
associatedWith Stadler, Lewis John, 1896-1954. person
associatedWith Stern, Curt, 1902-1981. person
associatedWith Ward, George person
associatedWith Ward, George. person
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Drosophila
Biology
Human chromosomes
Cytology
Genetics
Cytochemistry
Biochemical genetics
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