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Herman N. Eisen papers

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The Herman N. Eisen papers document the professional life of Herman Eisen (1918-2014), a professor of Biology at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research (previously the MIT Center for Cancer Research). Herman Eisen’s focus on immunology can be seen in laboratory notes and data sets, many authored by Eisen’s students and assistants, as well as research materials and articles co-authored by Eisen and some of his students, photographs, and correspondence he maintained with his former students and other scientists.


  • Creation: 1946 - 2011


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Herman Nathaniel Eisen, 1918-2014, was professor emeritus of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received an AB in 1939 and an MD in 1943 from New York University (1). In 1973, he was appointed professor in the Department of Biology and was a founding member of MIT’s Center for Cancer Research (now the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research). He also served as Whitehead Institute professor of immunology, 1982-1989, and professor emeritus, 1989-2014.

MIT News Office memorial:

1. Marquis Biographies Online, s.v. "Herman Nathaniel Eisen," accessed June 1, 2015.


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Preliminary Inventory of the Papers of Herman N. Eisen
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