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Oral History Interview: Bill Sugden (1590)

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Sugden, Bill
Feb 23, 2018
Burkitt's lymphoma; Human papillomavirus (HPV); Coffin, John; HIV/AIDS; Spleen Necrosis Virus (SNV); Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV); RNA synthesis; Nobel Prize; Temin, Howard; Virology; Cold Spring Harbor; UW Hospital and Clinics; McArdle Lab for Cancer Research
UW-Madison Oral History Project;
In his three-part interview in 2016, Professor Bill Sugden of the McArdle Lab for Cancer Research discusses his life, focusing on his time studying cancer and virology. Born in NY in 1945 to an electrical engineer father and a mother who would later become a professor, Bill pursued his undergraduate education at Harvard and graduate study at Columbia. Sugden secured an alternative service position during the Vietnam War, working in a lab at Cold Spring Harbor. Later, he came to UW to work at the McArdle lab, which was then home to the Nobel Prize winner, Howard Termin. In his interviews, Professor Sugden discusses his research in Epstein-Barr and other viruses as well as his work with DNA/RNA research at UW.
Interviewer: Silke Schmidt
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