Michael Gottesman Collection Finding Aid
Title: Michael M. Gottesman Papers
Creator: Gottesman, Michael M.
Dates: 1976-current (NIH dates)
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored at the Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum on the NIH campus. Contact the office for scheduling at 301-496-6610 or 301-496-7695.
Dr. Michael Gottesman was appointed NIH deputy director for intramural research (DDIR) in November 1994. He had been acting DDIR for the previous year and was acting director of the National Center for Human Genome Research from 1992 to 1993. A well-known and respected basic cancer researcher who has focused on multidrug resistance in human cancer cells, Gottesman continued his role as chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Biology.
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These files were transferred from Dr. Michael Gottesman’s office after permanent records under the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) authority were removed. Contact NARA for access to those records.
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Michael M. Gottesman Papers. Located in the Office of NIH History and Stetten Museum, National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Michael Gottesman was appointed NIH deputy director for intramural research (DDIR) in November 1994. He had been acting DDIR for the previous year and was acting director of the National Center for Human Genome Research from 1992 to 1993. A well-known and respected basic cancer researcher who focused on multidrug resistance in human cancer cells, Gottesman continued his role as chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Biology.
As DDIR, Gottesman coordinated activities and facilitates cooperation among the 24 Institute- and Center-based Scientific Directors to achieve the scientific, training, and public health missions of the NIH Intramural Research Program. He provided guidance for the entire intramural program and reported to the NIH Director. Gottesman oversaw and ultimately approved the hiring of all NIH principal investigators, and he was the institutional official responsible for human subjects research protections, research integrity, technology transfer, and animal care and use at the NIH.
During his tenure as DDIR, Michael created the post-baccalaureate training program, the Graduate Partnerships Program (which permits graduate students to conduct thesis research at NIH); implemented loan repayment programs; institutionalized an intramural tenure track and new career tracks for clinical investigators; created the NIH Intramural Database (providing online information about all researchers and research at NIH); and spearheaded multiple other programs in the realm of diversity, equity, research integrity, and leadership.
Gottesman came to NIH in 1971 as a research associate in the National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases (now NIDDK), where he worked for three years. He spent a year as an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and joined the permanent staff of NCI in 1976. He became chief of the molecular cell genetics section in the NCI Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 1980 and chief of the NCI’s Laboratory of Cell Biology in 1990.
Gottesman’s research interests ranged from how DNA is replicated in bacteria to how cancer cells elude chemotherapy. Collaborating with Dr. Ira Pastan, chief of NCI’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and others, he identified the human gene responsible for resistance of cancer cells to many of the most common anticancer drugs and showed that this gene encodes a protein that acts to pump anticancer drugs out of drug-resistant human cancers. This evidence supported the proposal, now widely accepted, that P-glycoprotein (P-gp), the product of the MDR1 gene, is an energy-dependent pump, ferrying toxins or drugs out of the cell. His later work defined the complexity of multidrug resistance in cancer.
Gottesman’s research earned him many awards. He was elected a fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1988, to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly called Institute of Medicine) in 2003, to the Association of American Physicians in 2006, to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2010, and to the National Academy of Sciences in 2018. He received the Public Health Service Commendation, Outstanding Service and Distinguished Service awards, the NIH Director’s award in 2002, and the HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2005.
Collection Scope and Content Note
Consists of lectures, presentations, animal use in research, the NIH Clinical Center, human subjects, fetal tissue research, Saxitoxin B, and many other topics, brochures, and reports.
These terms are indexed in the National Library of Medicine's online catalog LocatorPlus. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog using these terms.
Box 1 Lectures
General – NIH Lectureship Series 1990 K
Cultural Series; 1993 Bromley, D. Allan
Cultural Series; 1984 Rivlin, Alice M.
Dyer Series; 1991 Cooper, Max D.
Dyer Series; 1992 Marrack, Philippa C.
Dyer Series; 1995 Metzger, Henry
Dyer Series; 1996 Robbins, John B.
Mider Series; 1985 Korn, Edward D.
Mider Series; 1986 Gilbert, Martin F.
Mider Series; 1987 Dawid, Igor B.
Mider Series; 1991 Mishkin, Mortimer
Mider Series; 1992, Anderson, French W.
Mider Series; 1992 Blaese, Michael R.
Mider Series; 1992 Rosenberg, Steven A.
Mider Series; 1993 Rapoport, Judith L.
Mider Series; 1994 Roberts, Anita B.
Mider Series; 1994 Sporn, Michael B.
Mider Series; 1995 Wurtz, Michael H.
NIH Lectureship Series; 1984 Axel, Richard
NIH Lectureship Series; 1984 Bishop, Michael J.
NIH Lectureship Series; 1986 Leder, Philip
NIH Lectureship Series; 1990 Kunkel, Louis M.
Box 2 Lectures
NIH Lectureship Series 1990 J – End of Lectures & Presentations
NIH Leadership Series; 1990 Nathans, Jeremy
NIH Leadership Series; 1991 Koshland, Daniel E.
NIH Leadership Series; 1991 Lee, Wen-Hwa
NIH Leadership Series; 1991 Weissman, Irving L.
NIH Leadership Series; 1992 Capecchi, Mario R.
NIH Leadership Series; 1992 Sharp, Philip A.
NIH Leadership Series; 1994 Donahoe, Patricia K.
NIH Leadership Series; 1994 Zoon, Kathryn C.
NIH Leadership Series; 1995 Blackburn, Elizabeth H.
NIH Leadership Series; 1995 Nuland, Sherwin B.
NIH Leadership Series; 1995 Shatz, Carla J.
NIH Leadership Series; 1996 Gell-Mann, Murray
Paul Ehrlich Series; 1992 Eigel, Manfred
Pittman Series; 1994 Dunbar, Bonnie S.
Clinical Research- Presentation
Class Reunion 1995- Presentation
ANDP (Association of Neuroscience Departments & Programs)- 1998- Presentation
ASCB. Scientific Meeting. 1999- Presentation
Alphabetical by topic A – C
Animal Welfare 2 folders
Bitterroot Valley Ground Water Contamination
Board of Scientific Counselors
Clinical Center Issues
Clinical Center Renovations
Clinical Center Reports
CBER Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research-FDA
Alphabetical by topic D – M
Fetal Tissue Research
Foundation for NIH – FNIH
Lasker Awards 2011
Legislation, Legal Guidelines
Alphabetical by topic N – S
NIH 2 folders
Public Health Service Scientific Faculty Report 1984
Rosalind Marimont Case
Sharing of Cell Lines
Alphabetical by topic T – W
Technology Transfer Policy
Technology Transfer Site Visit 2013
Town Meeting September 20, 1991
Women and Minorities
Working Conditions - NIH
NIH Research Festival Brochures – Intramural Research Guides & Standards
DVD - Research Festival Keynote Address September 28, 2004
NIH Research Day Festival 1986-2007
Guide to Training and Mentoring
Guidelines for the Conduct of Research
Standards for Clinical Research
Standards for Patient Care at the NIH Clinical Center
Standards. NCHGR Intramural Organization and Principles
Standards. NCI Intramural Organization
Summer Research Programs
Box 8 Reports 1969-1993
Intramural Research Reports 1969 – 1975
Intramural Research Reports 1976
Reports 1978 – 1988
Scientific Retreats 1993 (folder 1 of 2)
Scientific Retreats 1993 (folder 2 of 2)
Box 9 Scientific Retreats & Intramural Research Reports
Scientific Retreat 1993 Folder 1 or 2
Scientific Retreat 1993 Folder 2 of 2
Scientific Retreat 2001
Scientific Retreat 2005
Intramural Research Reports 1969-1975
Intramural Research Reports 1976
Intramural Research Reports 1978-2009
Saxitoxin B - M
Chen, Philip S.
Correspondence 1980 –
Mosher, Harry S.
Saxitoxin P - T
Packaging and Purification
Radioactive Labeling 1975-1977
Radioactive Labeling 1979
Toxicology Study Section
Triturated Saxitoxin Log Sheet
AAALAC American Association for the Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
AAALAC Animal Facilities Subcommittee
AAALAC Oversight Committee Minutes 1985
AAALAC Oversight Committee Minutes 1986
AAALAC Oversight Committee Minutes 1987
AAALAC Oversight Committee Minutes 1988
AAALAC Oversight Committee Minutes 1989
AAALAC Oversight Committee Minutes 1990
AAALAC Oversight Committee Minutes 1991
AAALAC Task Force Committees and Subcommittees