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Finding Aid to the Martin Rodbell Papers, 1925-1999

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Aaron D. Purcell
Date processing completed 2000
Encoded by Aaron D. Purcell


Summary Information
Title: Martin Rodbell Papers
Creator: Rodbell, Martin, b. 1925-
Dates: 1925-1999
Extent: 11.4 linear feet
Abstract:
This collection documents the life and career of American biochemist and molecular endocrinologist Martin Rodbell. The papers consists primarily of professional and travel correspondence, materials related to awards and prizes (including the Nobel and the Gairdner), Rodbell's reprints, laboratory notebooks, photographic prints, and some personal papers. Most of the materials come from the 1970s through the 1990s. The collection documents his extensive professional activities both inside and outside of the laboratory.

Call number: MS C 495
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine

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This collection contains some materials, such as correspondence and peer reviews, that are sensitive and thus restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

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Preferred Citation:

[Call Number, Collection Name, Series Number], Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.

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Portions of the Collection have been digitized and are available at: http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov

Provenance:

The materials were received as a gift from Dr. Rodbell's widow, Mrs. Barbara Rodbell, on April 16, 1999. Accession #2000-014


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Martin Rodbell Papers, 1925-1999

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by Aaron D. Purcell
Date processing completed 2000
Encoded by Aaron D. Purcell

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Rodbell, Martin, b. 1925-Martin Rodbell Papers Dates: 1925-199911.4 linear feetMS C 495 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Abstract:This collection documents the life and career of American biochemist and molecular endocrinologist Martin Rodbell. The papers consists primarily of professional and travel correspondence, materials related to awards and prizes (including the Nobel and the Gairdner), Rodbell's reprints, laboratory notebooks, photographic prints, and some personal papers. Most of the materials come from the 1970s through the 1990s. The collection documents his extensive professional activities both inside and outside of the laboratory.Collection materials primarily in EnglishProvenance:

The materials were received as a gift from Dr. Rodbell's widow, Mrs. Barbara Rodbell, on April 16, 1999. Accession #2000-014

Access Restrictions:

This collection contains some materials, such as correspondence and peer reviews, that are sensitive and thus restricted. Contact the Reference Staff for information regarding access.

Copyright and Re-use Information

Donor's copyrights were transferred to the public domain. Archival collections often contain mixed copyrights; while NLM is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. It is the user's responsibility to research and understand any applicable copyright and re-publication rights not allowed by fair use. NLM does not grant permissions to publish.

Privacy Information

Archives and manuscript collections may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in any collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which the National Library of Medicine assumes no responsibility.

Preferred Citation:

[Call Number, Collection Name, Series Number], Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, USA.

Alternate Forms Available:

Portions of the Collection have been digitized and are available at: http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov

Rodbell Bibliography

  • Rodbell M. "The Actions of Glucagon on the Adenylae Cyclase System, " 177-93, in Orci, Lelio and Unger, Roger H., eds., Glucagon: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Morphology of the Pancreatic A Cells. New York: Elsevier, 1981.
  • Rodbell M. "The Actions of Glucagon at Its Receptor: Regulation of Adenylate Cyclase," 263-90, in P.J. Lefebvre, ed., Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, vol. 66, Berlin: Srpinger-Verlag, 1983.
  • Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Michiel H, Krans MJ, Rodbell M. "The actions of hormones on the adenyl cyclase system." 185-208, in Role of Cyclic AMP in Cell Function, vol. 3, New York: Raven Press, 1970.
  • Rodbell M. "The Actions of Hormones on Adenylate Cyclase Systems," 271-76, in Sanford, K., eds., National Cancer Institute: Third Dicennial Conference, monograph no. 48, National Cancer Institute, 1978.
  • Rodbell M, Jones AB, Chiappe de Cingolani GE, Birnbaumer L. "The actions of insulin and catabolic hormones on the plasma membrane of the fat cells" Recent Prog Horm Res 1968;24:215-54. [Abstract from Proceedings of the Biochemical Society ca. 1968 included]
  • Rodbell M. "The Action of Insulin on the Plasma Membrane of Fat Cells," ca. 1967.
  • Schlegel W, Kempner ES, Rodbell M. "Activation of adenylate cyclase in hepatic membranes involves interactions of the catalytic unit with multimeric complexes of regulatory proteins" J Biol Chem 254, no. 12 (25 June 1979): 5168-76.
  • Rodbell M, Salomon Y, "Activation of a guanosine triphosphate-specific protein kinase by adenosine 3':5'-monophosphate-dependent protein kinase in rat cells of the rat" J Biol Chem 248, no. 9 (10 May 1973): 3363-5.
  • Rendell MS, Rodbell M, Berman M. "Activation of hepatic adenylate cyclase by guanyl nucleotides. Modeling of the transient kinetics suggests an "excited" state of GTPase is a control component of the system" J Biol Chem 252, no. 22 (25 November 1977): 7909-12.
  • Londos C, Cooper DM, Schlegel W, Rodbell M. "Adenosine analogs inhibit adipocyte adenylate cyclase by a GTP-dependent process: basis for actions of adenosine and methylxanthines on cyclic AMP production and lipolysis" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 75, no. 11 (November 1978): 5362-6.
  • Cooper DM, Londos C, Rodbell M. "Adenosine receptor-mediated inhibition of rat cerebral cortical adenylate cyclase by a GTP-dependent process" Mol Pharmacol 18, no. 3 (November 1980): 598-601.
  • Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Rodbell M, "Adenyl cyclase in fat cells. 1. Properties and the effects of adrenocorticotropin and fluoride" J Biol Chem 244, no. 13 (10 July 1969): 3468-76.
  • Birnbaumer L, Rodbell M, "Adenyl cyclase in fat cells. II. Hormone receptors" J Biol Chem 244, no. 13 (10 July 1969):3477-82.
  • Birnbaumer L, Rodbell M, "Adenyl cyclase in fat cells. II. Hormone receptors" J Biol Chem 244, no. 13 (10 July 1969):3477-82.
  • Londos C, Rodbell M, "Adenylate cyclase: actions and interactions of regulatory ligands," 235-47, in Roberts, C.C.K., eds., Drug Action at the Molecular Level, London: MacMillan Press, 1977.
  • Newby AC, Rodbell M, Chrambach A, "Adenylate cyclase in polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis: solubilized but active" Arch Biochem Biophys 190, no. 1 (September 1978): 109-17.
  • Cooper DM, Rodbell M, "ADP is a potent inhibitor of human platelet plasma membrane adenylate cyclase" Nature 282, no. 5738 (29 November 1979): 517-8.
  • Rodbell M, "Are Transducers the Response-Determining Step in Hormone Actions?" no date [page proof and essay]
  • Rodbell M, "The beginnings of an endocrinologist" Endocrinology 129, no. 6 (December 1991): 2807-8.
  • Rodbell M, "Bioinformatics: an emerging means of assessing environmental health" Environ Health Perspect 102, no. 2 (February 1994): 136.
  • Haraguchi K, Rodbell M, "Carbachol-activated muscarinic (M1 and M3) receptors transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells inhibit trafficking of endosomes" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 88, no. 14 (15 July 1991): 5964-8.
  • Clause, T., Letart, J. and Rodbell M. "Cations, glucose transport, and insulin action" 282-84, in Margoulies, M., eds. Protein and Polypeptide Hormones, Amsterdam: Excerpta Medica Foundation, 1968.
  • Nielsen TB, Lad PM, Preston MS, Rodbell M, "Characteristics of the guanine nucleotide regulatory component of adenylate cyclase in human erythrocyte membranes" Biochim Biophys Acta 629, no. 1 (17 April 1980): 143-55. [Abstract from Proceedings of the Biochemical Society ca. 1980 included]
  • Welton AF, Lad PM, Newby AC, Yamamura H, Nicosia S, Rodbell M, "The characteristics of lubrol-solubilized adenylate cyclase from rat liver plasma membranes" Biochim Biophys Acta 522, no. 2 (10 February 1978): 625-39.
  • Cooper DM, Jagus R, Somers RL, Rodbell M, "Cholera toxin modifies diverse GTP-modulated regulatory proteins" Biochem Biophys Res Commun 101, no. 4 (31 August 1981): 1179-85.
  • Rodbell M, and Scow, RO, "Chylomicron metabolism: Uptake and metabolism by perfused adipose tissue," 491-98, in Renold, A and Cahill, G.F., eds., Handbook of Physiology, no place: the American Physiological Society, 1965.
  • Rodbell M, "The complex structure and regulation of adenylate cyclase," 3-15, in Berne, RM, Rail TW and Rubio, R, eds., Regulatory Function of Adenosine, London: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1983.
  • Rodbell, M, "Current Contents Citation Classic" Current Contents 45 (10 November 1980): 14. [Description of Rodbell M, "Metabolism of Isolated Fat Cells. I. Effects of hormones on glucose metabolism and lipolysis" J Biol Chem 239 (1964): 275-380.]
  • Jahangeer S, Rodbell M, "The disaggregation theory of signal transduction revisited: further evidence that G proteins are multimeric and disaggregate to monomers when activated" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 90, no. 19 (1 October 1993): 8782-6.
  • Lin MC, Nicosia S, Lad PM, Rodbell M, "Effects of GTP on binding of (3H) glucagon to receptors in rat hepatic plasma membranes" J Biol Chem 252, no. 8 (25 April 1977): 2790-2.
  • Lin MC, Nicosia S, Rodbell M, "Effects of iodination of tyrosyl residues on the binding and action of glucagon at its receptor" Biochemistry 15, no. 20 (5 October 1976): 4537-40.
  • Lad PM, Preston MS, Welton AF, Nielsen TB, Rodbell M, "Effects of phospholipase A2 and filipin on the activation of adenylate cyclase," Biochim Biophys Acta 551, no. 2 (8 March 1979): 368-81.
  • Hanahan, DJ, Rodbell, M, and Turner LD, "Enzymatic formation of monopalmitoleyl and monopalmitoyllecithin" J Biol Chem 206 (1954): 431-441.
  • Rodbell M, Lin MC, Salomon Y, "Evidence for interdependent action of glucagon and nucleotides on the hepatic adenylate cyclase system" J Biol Chem 249, no. 1 (10 January 1974): 59-65.
  • Lad PM, Welton AF, Rodbell M, "Evidence for distinct guanine nucleotide sites in the regulation of the glucagon receptor and of adenylate cyclase activity" Biol Chem 252, no. 17 (10 September 1977): 5942-6.
  • Salomon Y, Rodbell M, "Evidence for specific binding sites for guanine nucleotides in adipocyte and hepatocyte plasma membranes. A difference in fate of GTP and guanosine 5'-(beta, gamma-imino) triphosphate," J Biol Chem 250, no. 18 (25 September 1975): 7245-50.
  • Cooper DM, Schlegel W, Lin MC, Rodbell M, "The fat cell adenylate cyclase system. Characterization and manipulation of its bimodal regulation by GTP" J Biol Chem 254, no. 18 (25 September 1979): 8927-31.
  • Rodbell, M, "The fat cell in mid-term: its past and future," 1-4 in Jeanrenaud, B and Hepp D., eds. Adipose Tissue: Regulation and Metabolic Functions, New York: Academic Press, 1970.
  • Londos C, Salomon Y, Lin MC, Harwood JP, Schramm M, Wolff J, Rodbell M, "5'-Guanylylimidodiphosphate, a potent activator of adenylate cyclase systemsin eukaryotic cells"Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 71, no. 8 (August 1974): 3087-90.
  • J Wright DE, Rodbell M, "Glucagon1-6 binds to the glucagon receptor and activates hepatic adenylate cyclase," Biol Chem 254, no. 2 (25 January 1979): 268-9.
  • Nakamura S, Rodbell M "Glucagon induces disaggregation of polymer-like structures of the alpha subunit of the stimulatory G protein in liver membranes" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 88, no. 16 (15 August 1991): 7150-4.
  • Pohl SL, Birnbaumer L, Rodbell M "Glucagon-sensitive adenyl cylase in plasma membrane of hepatic parenchymal cells," Science 164, no. 879 (2 May 1969): 566-7.
  • Pohl SL, Birnbaumer L, Rodbell M "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. I. Properties." J Biol Chem 246, no. 6 (25 March 1971): 1849-56.
  • Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Rodbell M "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. II. Comparison between glucagon- and fluoride-stimulated activities," J Biol Chem 246, no. 6 (25 March 1971): 1857-60.
  • Rodbell M, Krans HM, Pohl SL, Birnbaumer L "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. III. Binding of glucagon: method of assay and specificity. J Biol Chem 246, no. 6 (25 March 1971): 1861-71.
  • Rodbell M, Krans HM, Pohl SL, Birnbaumer L "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. IV. Effects of guanylnucleotides on binding of 125I-glucagon" J Biol Chem 246, no. 6 (25 March 1971): 1872-6.
  • Rodbell M, Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Krans HM "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. V. An obligatory role of guanylnucleotides in glucagon action" J Biol Chem 246, no. 6 (25 March 1971): 1877-82.
  • Rodbell M, Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Krans HM "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. V. An obligatory role of guanylnucleotides in glucagon action" J NIH Research 2 (November 1990): 63-70 [a later reprint featured as part of the Research Landmarks section with an article by Suzanne Fogle, "GTP: A Clue to Complexity."]
  • Pohl SL, Krans HM, Kozyreff V, Birnbaumer L, Rodbell M "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. VI. Evidence for a role of membrane lipids" J Biol Chem 246, no. 14 (25 July 1971): 4447-54.
  • Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Rodbell M, Sundby F "The glucagon-sensitive adenylate cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. VII. Hormonal stimulation: reversibility and dependence on concentration of free hormone" J Biol Chem 247, no. 7 (10 April 1972): 2038-43.
  • Rodbell M, ribeiro-Neto F, Coulter, S. Haraguchi, K, and Udrisar, D, "G-proteins have characteristics of cytoskeletal proteins: A basis for the programmable messenger theory," 34-45, Imura, H. Chizume, K. and Yoshida, S, eds. Progress in Endocrinology, vol. 1, Elsevier: Amsterdam, 1988.
  • Rodbell M, Jahangeer, J, and Coulter, S "G-proteins have properties of multimeric proteins: An explanation for the role of GTPases in their dynamic behavior," 3-14, in Dickey BF, and Birnbaumer L, eds., Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology, vol. 108, GTPases in Biology II, Springer-Verlag: Berlin, 1993.
  • Rodbell, M "G-proteins may exist as polymeric proteins: A basis for the disaggregation theory of hormone action," 45-58, in Bellve, AR, and Vogel, HJ, eds., Molecular Mechanisms in Cellular Growth and Differentiation, Academic Press: New York, 1991.
  • Rodbell M, "G-proteins: out of the cytoskeletal closet," submitted to Cellular Signaling as mini-review [later published in Mt Sinai J Med 63, no. 5-6 (October-November 1996): 381-6.]
  • Rodbell M, "G-proteins and signal transduction: An old idea re-visited" [unpublished draft].
  • Rodbell M, "GTP-regulatory proteins are intracellular messengers; a model for hormone action," 48-61, in Schou JS, Geisler A, Norn S, eds., Drug Receptors and Dynamic Processes In Cells, Alfred Benzon Symposium 22, Munksgaard: Copenhagen, 1986.
  • Yamamura H, Lad PM, Rodbell M "GTP stimulates and inhibits adenylate cyclase in fat cell membranes through distinct regulatory processes" J Biol Chem 252, no. 22 (25 November 1977): 7964-6.
  • Salomon Y, Lin MC, Londos C, Rendell M, Rodbell M "The hepatic adenylate cyclase system. I. Evidence for transition states and structural requirements for guanine nucloetide activation" J Biol Chem 250, no. 11 (10 June 1975): 4239-45.
  • Lin MC, Salomon Y, Rendell M, Rodbell M "The hepatic adenylate cyclase system. II. Substrate binding and utilization and the effects of magnesium ion and pH" J Biol Chem 250, no. 11 (10 June 1975): 4246-52.
  • Rendell M, Salomon Y, Lin MC, Rodbell M, Berman M "The hepatic adenylate cyclase system. III. A mathematical model for the steady state kinetics of catalysis and nucleotide regulation" J Biol Chem 250, no. 11 (10 June 1975): 4253-60.
  • Coulter S, Rodbell M "Heterotrimeric G proteins in synaptoneurosome membranes are crosslinked by p-phenylenedimaleimide, yielding structures comparable in size to crosslinked tubulin and F-actin" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 89, no. 13 (1 July 1992): 5842-6.
  • Salomon Y, Londos C, Rodbell M "A highly sensitive adenylate cyclase assay" Anal Biochem 58, no. 2 (April 1974): 541-8.
  • Rodbell M, Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, "Hormones, receptors, and adenyl cyclase activity in mammalian cells," 59-102, in Rall TW, Rodbell M and Condliffe P, eds., Hormones, Receptors, and the Adenyl Cyclase System, Fogarty International Center Proceedings, no. 4, Bethesda, MD, 1969.
  • Yamamura H, Rodbell M "Hydroxybenzylpindolol and hydroxybenzylpropranolol: partial beta adrenergic agonists of adenylate cyclase in the rat adipocyte" Mol Pharmacol 12, no. 5 (September 1976): 693-700.
  • Pohl SL, Krans HM, Birnbaumer L, Rodbell M "Inactivation of glucagon by plasma membranes of rat liver" J Biol Chem 247, no. 8 (25 April 1972): 2295-301.
  • Horuk R, Rodbell M, Cushman SW, Simpson IA "Identification and characterization of the rat adipocyte glucose transporter by photoaffinity crosslinking" FEBS Lett 164, no. 2 (12 December 1983): 261-6.
  • Lad PM, Nielsen TB, Londos C, Preston MS, Rodbell M " Independent mechanisms of adenosine activation and inhibition of the turkey erythrocyte adenylate cyclase system" J Biol Chem 255, no. 22 (25 November 1980): 10841-6.
  • Schlegel W, Cooper DM, Rodbell M "Inhibition and activation of fat cell adenylate cyclase by GTP is mediated by structures of different size" Arch Biochem Biophys 201, no. 2 (May 1980): 678-82.
  • Harwood JP, Rodbell M "Inhibition by fluoride ion of hormonal activation of fat cell adenylate cyclase" J Biol Chem 248, no. 14 (25 July 1973): 4901-4.
  • Rodbell M, "Intermolecular coupling in the receptor-adenylate cyclase linked modulation and transmitter action: The adenylate cyclase system in eukaryuotic cells," 203-213, in Schmitt FO, Schneider DM, and Crothers DM, eds., Functional Linkages in Biomolecular Systems, Raven Press: New York, 1975.
  • Baulieu, E.E. and Rodbell, M., "Introduction," 11-16, Clark JH, ed., Hormone and antihormone action at the target cell: report of the Dahlem Workshop, Berlin: Dahlem Konferenzen, 1976.
  • Rodbell M, "In vitro assays of adenyl cyclase" Acta Endocrinol Suppl (Copenh) 153 (1971): 337-47.
  • Haraguchi K, Rodbell M "Isoproterenol stimulates shift of G proteins from plasma membrane to pinocytotic vesicles in rat adipocytes: a possible means of signal dissemination" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 87, no. 3 (February 1990): 1208-12.
  • Rodbell M, and Hanahan DJ, "Lecithin synthesis in liver" J Biol Chem 206 (1955): 607-618.
  • Rodbell M, "Localization of Lipoprotein Lipase in Fat Cells of Rat Adipose Tissue" J Biol Chem 239 (1964): 753-755.
  • Rodbell M, Fredrickson M, and Ono K, "Metabolism of chylomicron proteins in the dog" J Biol Chem 234, no. 3 (1959): 567-569.
  • Rodbell M, and Scow RO, "Metabolism of chylomicrons and triglyceride emulsions by perfused rat adipose tissue" Am J of Physiol 208 (1965): 106-110.
  • Rodbell M, "The metabolism of isolated fat cells," 471-482, in Renold AE and Cahill GF, eds., Handbook of Physiology, section 5, Adipose Tissue, The American Physiology Society, 1965.
  • Rodbell M, "Metabolism of Isolated Fat Cells. I. Effects of hormones on glucose metabolism and lipolysis" J Biol Chem 239 (1964): 275-380.
  • Rodbell M, "Metabolism of isolated fat cells. II. The similar effects of phospholipase C(Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin) and of insulin on glucose and amino acid metabolism J Biol Chem 241, no. 1 (10 January 1966): 130-9.
  • Rodbell M, Jones AB, "Metabolism of isolated fat cells. III. The similar inhibitory action of phospholipase C (Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin) and of insulin on lipolysis stimulated by lipolytic hormones and theophylline" J Biol Chem 241, no. 1 (10 January 1966): 140-2.
  • Rodbell M, "The metabolism of isolated fat cells. IV. Regulation of release of protein by lipolytic hormones and insulin" J Biol Chem 241, no. 17 (10 September 1966): 3909-17.
  • Clausen T, Rodbell M, Dunand P, "The metabolism of isolated fat cells. VII. Sodium-linked, energy-dependent, and ouabain-sensitive potassium accumulation in ghosts" J Biol Chem 244, no. 5 (10 March 1969): 1252-7.
  • Clausen T, Rodbell M, "The metabolism of isolated fat cells. VIII. Amino acid transport in ghosts" J Biol Chem 244, no. 5 (10 March 1969): 1258-62.
  • Rodbell M, "Methods for the isolation of rat liver plasma membranes and fat cell 'ghosts'; an assay method for adenylate cyclase," 101-124, in Chasin M, ed., Methods in Cyclic Nucleotide Research, vol 3 Markel Dekker, Inc.: New York, 1972.
  • Udrisar D, Rodbell M, "Microsomal and cytosolic fractions of guinea pig hepatocytes contain 100-kilodalton GTP-binding proteins reactive with antisera against alpha subunits of stimulatory and inhibitory heterotrimeric GTP-binding proteins" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 87, no. 16 (August 1990): 6321-5.
  • Rodbell M, "Modulation of lipolysis in adipose tissue by fatty acid concentration in fat cell" Ann N Y Acad Sci 131, no. 1 (8 October 1965): 302-14.
  • Londos C, Rodbell M, "Multiple inhibitory and activating effects of nucleotides and magnesium on adrenal adenylate cyclase" J Biol Chem 250, no. 9 (10 May 1975): 3459-65.
  • Rodbell M, Fredrickson SD, and Ono K, "The nature of proteins associated with dog and human chylomicrons" J Biol Chem 234, no. 3 (1959): 562-66.
  • Rodbell M, "N-terminal amino acid and lipid composition of lipoprotiens from chyle and plasma" Science 127 (28 March 1958): 701-702.
  • Nakamura S, Rodbell M, "Octyl glucoside extracts GTP-binding regulatory proteins from rat brain 'synaptoneurosomes' as large, polydisperse structures devoid of beta gamma complexes and sensitive to disaggregation by guanine nucleotides" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 87, no. 16 (August 1990): 6413-7.
  • Rodbell M, "On the mechanism of activation of fat cell adenylate cyclase by guanine nucleotides. An explanation for the biphasic inhibitory and stimulatory effects of the nucleotides and the role of hormones" J Biol Chem 250, no. 15 (10 August 1975): 5826-34.
  • Cooper DM, Londos C, Gill DL, Rodbell M, "Opiate receptor-mediated inhibition of adenylate cyclase in rat striatal plasma membranes" J Neurochem 38, no. 4 (April 1982): 1164-7.
  • Schramm M, Rodbell M, "A persistent active state of the adenylate cyclase system produced by the combined actions of isoproterenol and guanylyl imidodiphosphate in frog erythrocyte membranes" J Biol Chem 250, no. 6 (25 March 1975): 2232-7.
  • Ribeiro-Neto FA, Rodbell M, "Pertussis toxin induces structural changes in G alpha proteins independently of ADP-ribosylation" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 86, no. 8 (April 1989): 2577-81.
  • Wright DE, Horuk R, Rodbell M, "Photoaffinity labeling of the glucagon receptor with a new glucagon analog" Eur J Biochem 141, no. 1 (15 May 1984): 63-67.
  • Rodbell M, "A possible mechanism for the primary action of insulin," 277-79, in Margoulies M, ed., Protein and Polypeptide Hormones, Excerpta Medica Foundation: Amsterdam, 1968.
  • Wright DE, Rodbell M, "Preparation of 2-thioltryptophan-glucagon and (tryptophan-S-glucagon)2. Differences in binding to the glucagon receptor in the hepatic adenylate cyclase system J Biol Chem 255, no. 22 (25 November 1980): 10884-7.
  • Lad PM, Nielsen TB, Rodbell M, "A probe for the organization of the beta-adrenergic receptor-regulated adenylate cyclase system in turkey erythrocyte membranes by the use of a complementation assay" FEBS Lett 122, no. 2 (29 December 1980): 179-83.
  • Rodbell M, "The problem of identifying the glucagon receptor" Fed Proc 32, no. 8 (August 1973): 1854-8.
  • Rodbell M, "Programmable messengers: a new theory of hormone action" TIBS 10 (1985): 461-64.
  • Rodbell M, Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Krans HM, "Properties of the adenyl cyclase systems in liver and adipose cells: the mode of action of hormones" [Article in Multilingual] Acta Diabetol Lat 7, Suppl 1 (September 1970): 9-63.
  • Wright DE, Rodbell M, "Properties of amidinated glucagons" Eur J Biochem 111, no. 1 (October 1980): 11-6.
  • Horuk R, Rodbell M, Cushman SW, Wardzala LJ, "Proposed mechanism of insulin-resistant glucose transport in the isolated guinea pig adipocyte. Small intracellular pool of glucose transporters" J Biol Chem 25, no. 12 (25 June 1983): 7425-9.
  • Stengel D, Lad PM, Nielsen TB, Rodbell M, Hanoune J, "Proteolysis activates adenylate cyclase in rat liver and AC-lymphoma cell independently of the guanine nucleotide regulatory site" FEBS Lett 115, no. 2 (30 June 1980): 260-4.
  • Rodbell M, Birnbaumer L, Pohl SL, Sundby F, "The reaction of glucagon with its receptor: evidence for discrete regions of activity and binding in the glucagon molecule" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 68, no. 5 (May 1971): 909-13.
  • Rodbell M, "The regulation and structure of hormone-sensitive transduction processes in the plasma membrane," 25-32, in Receptors, Antibodies, and Disease, Ciba Foundation Symposium 90, Pitman: London, 1982.
  • Rodbell M, "Regulation of glucagon action at its receptors," 61-75, in Lefebvre PJ, and Unger RH, eds., Glucagon: Molecular Physiology, Clinical and Therapeutic Implications,, Pergamon Press: New York, 1972.
  • Rodbell M, Londos C, "Regulation of hepatic adenylate cyclase by glucagon, GTP, divalent cations, and adenosine" Metabolism 25, no. 11, Suppl 1 (November 1976): 1347-9.
  • Rodbell M, "The removal and metabolism of chylomicrons by adipose tissue in vitro" J Biol Chem 235, no. 6 (June 1960): 1613-20.
  • Rodbell M, and Scow RO, "The removal and metabolism of triglycerides by perfused adipose tissue," 110-26, in Rodahl K, ed., Fat as a Tissue, McGraw Hill: New York, 1964.
  • Rodbell M, and Scow RO, "The removal and metabolism of triglycerides by perfused liver" J Biol Chem 239, no. 2 (February 1964): 385-91.
  • Londos C, Lin MC, Welton AF, Lad PM, Rodbell M, "Reversible activation of hepatic adenylate cyclase by guanyl-5'-yl-(alpha,beta-methylene)diphosphonate and guanyl-5'-yl imidodiphosphate" J Biol Chem 252, no. 15 (10 August 1977): 5180-2.
  • Rodbell M, Lin MC, Salomon Y, Londos C, Harwood JP, Martin BR, Rendell M, and Berman M, "Role of adenine and guanine nucleotides in the activity and response of adenylate cyclase systems to hormones: evidence for multi-site transition states," 3-29, in Drummond GI, Greengard P, and Robison GA, eds., Advances in Cyclic Nucleotide Research, vol 29, Raven Press: New York, 1975.
  • Rodbell M, "The role of GTP-binding proteins in hormone action: adenylate cyclase and other transduction processes," 1-28 (no date). [unpublished draft]
  • Rodbell M, "The role of GTP-binding proteins in signal transduction: from the sublimely simple to the conceptually complex" Curr Top Cell Regul 32 (1992): 1-47.
  • Rodbell M, and Schlegel W, "The role of GTP in coupling of hormone receptors and adenylate cyclase," 71-83, in Juxe K, Hokfelt T, and Luft R, eds., Central Regulation of the Endocrine System, Plenum Publishing Corp.: New York, 1979.
  • Lad PM, Nielsen TB, Preston MS, Rodbell M, "The role of the guanine nucleotide exchange reaction in the regulation of the beta-adrenergic receptor and in the actions of catecholamines and cholera toxin on adenylate cyclase in turkey erythrocyte membranes" J Biol Chem 255, no. 3 (10 February 1980): 988-95.
  • Rodbell M, "The role of hormone receptors and GTP-regulatory proteins in membrane transduction" Nature 284, no. 5751 (6 March 1980): 17-22.
  • Rodbell M, "The role of hormone receptors and GTP-regulatory proteins in membrane transduction," 370-85, in Balian R, ed., Les Houches, Session XXXIII, 1979-Membranes and Intercellular Communication, North Holland Publishing Company, 1981.
  • Rodbell M, "The role of nucleotide regulatory components in the coupling of hormone receptors and adenylate cyclase," 1-11, in Folco G, and Paoletti R, eds., Molecular Biology and Pharmacology of Cyclic Nucleotides, Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press: Amsterdam, 1978.
  • Lin MC, Cooper DM, Rodbell M, "Selective effects of organic mercurials on the GTP-regulatory proteins of adenylate cyclase systems" J Biol Chem 255, no. 15 (10 August 1980): 7250-4.
  • Hruby VJ, Wright DE, Lin MC, Rodbell M "Semisynthetic glucagon derivatives for structure-function studies" Metabolism 25, no. 11, Suppl 1 (November 1976): 1323-5.
  • Rodbell M, "Signal Transduction in Biological Membranes," 65-73, in Poste G, and Crooke ST, eds., Mechanisms of Receptor Regulation, Plenum Publishing Corp., 1985.
  • Rodbell M, "Signal Transduction, Role of GTP-Regulatory Proteins," in Adelman G, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Boston: Birkhäuser, 1987. [galley proof]
  • Rodbell M, "Signal Transduction: A twenty year history of G-proteins" (no date). [unpublished draft]
  • Hammes GG, Rodbell M, "Simple model for hormone-activated adenylate cyclase systems" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 73, no. 4 (April 1976): 1189-92.
  • Harwood JP, Low H, Rodbell M, "Stimulatory and inhibitory effects of guanyl nucleotides on fat cell adenylate cyclase" J Biol Chem 248, no. 17 (10 September 1973): 6239-45.
  • Londos C, Lad PM, Nielsen TB, Rodbell M, "Solubilization and conversion of hepatic adenylate cyclase to a form requiring MnATP as substrate" J Supramol Struct 10, no. 1 (1979): 31-7.
  • Welton AF, Lad PM, Newby AC, Yamamura H, Nicosia S, Rodbell M, "Solubilization and separation of the glucagon receptor and adenylate cyclase in guanine nucleotide-sensitive states" J Biol Chem 252, no. 17 (10 September 1977): 5947-50.
  • Rodbell M, and Hanahan DJ, "Some aspects of the metabolism of lecithin and its derivatives in liver" J Biol Chem 214 (1955): 595-606.
  • Rodbell M, Lad PM, Nielsen TB, Cooper DMF, Schlegel W, Preston MS, Londos C, and Kempner ES, "The structure of adenylate cyclase systems," 3-14, in Dumont JE, Greengard P, and Robison GA, eds., Advances in Cyclic Nucleotide Research, vol 14, Raven Press: New York, 1981.
  • Rodbell M, "Structure-function relationships in adenylate cyclase systems" Ciba Found Symp 90 (1982): 3-21.
  • Lin MC, Wright DE, Hruby VJ, Rodbell M, "Structure-function relationships in glucagon: properties of highly purified des-His-1-, monoiodo-, and (des-Asn-28, Thr-29)(homoserine lactone-27)-glucagon" Biochemistry 14, no. 8 (22 April 1975): 1559-63.
  • Rodbell M, Coulter S, and Haraguchi K, "The structure of G-proteins associated with biological membranes," 101-116, in Sara V, Low H, and Hall K, eds., Growth Factors-From Genes to Clinical Applications, Raven Press: New York, 1990.
  • Rodbell M, "The structure of hormone-sensitive adenylate cyclase systems," rough draft (no date).
  • Nielsen TB, Lad PM, Preston MS, Kempner E, Schlegel W, Rodbell M, "Structure of the turkey erythrocyte adenylate cyclase system" Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 78, no. 2 (February 1981): 722-6.
  • Lad PM, Nielson TB, Lin MC, Cooper DMF, Preston MS, Rodbell M, "Towards a unifying hypothesis for the effects of cholera toxin catalysed adp-ribosylation in diverse adenylate cyclase systems," 381-90, Smulson, Sugimura, eds., Novel ADP-Ribosylations of Regulatory Enzymes and Proteins, Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press: Amsterdam, 1980.

Biographical Note

American biochemist and molecular endocrinologist. In 1949, he earned a B.S. in biology from Johns Hopkins University, and in 1954 he completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Washington. Two years later, Rodbell accepted a position as a research biochemist at the National Heart Institute (now the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland. In 1961, Rodbell transferred to the laboratories of the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases (NIAMD). In 1975 he became Chief of the Laboratory of Nutrition and Endocrinology at NIAMD. Ten years later, Rodbell left the Bethesda campus to become Scientific Director of the NIH's National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a position he held until 1989 when he became Chief of the Section on Signal Transduction there. In 1994 Rodbell, along with Alfred G. Gilman of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of signal transduction. He retired from NIEHS in 1994 to devote his time to lecturing. Four years later he died in Chapel Hill, following a long illness.


Correspondence, memoranda, laboratory notebooks, research reports, published articles and books, poems, unpublished manuscripts, speeches, news clippings, photographic prints, audiovisual materials, and printed material dating primarily from the 1970s through the 1990s. There are also materials relating to Rodbell's winning the Nobel Prize in 1994. Includes correspondence with other scientists, graduate students, editorial boards, universities, professional organizations, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials. The collection documents his extensive professional activities both inside and outside of the laboratory.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Adenosine Triphosphate
    • Endocrinology
    • Glucagon
    • GTP-Binding Proteins
    • Guanosine Triphosphate
    • Molecular Biology
    • Nobel Prize
    • Signal Transduction
    Personal Names

    • Bockaert, J.
    • Condliffe, Peter G., 1922-
    • Fraser, Claire M.
    • Gajdusek, D. Carleton (Daniel Carleton), 1923-
    • Korn, Edward D., 1928-
    • Martin, Bruce L., 1959
    • Nakamura, Sun'ichi, 1909-
    • Parker, John C., 1935-
    • Racker, Efraim, 1913-
    • Renold, A. E. (Albert Ernst), 1923-
    • Ribeiro-Neto, Fernando, 1958-
    • Rodbell, Barbara, 1925-
    • Wollheim, C. B. (Claes B.), 1943-
    • Woodford, F. Peter, 1930-
    • Joshi, Anil, 1940-
    • Newby, A. C. (Andrew C.)
    • Nicosia, S. (Simonette)
    • Schlegel, Werner, 1951-
    • Welton, A. F. (Ann F.), 1947-
    Corporate Names

    • American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
    • Baltimore City College
    • Banbury Center
    • Duke University
    • Gairdner Foundation
    • Georgetown University. Medical Center
    • Inspire Pharmaceuticals
    • Smith, Kline & French Laboratories
    • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Medicine
    • Medical College of Virginia
    • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • Karolinska institutet
    • Manzanar Project
    • National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
    • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
    • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
    • The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: Personal and Biographical, 1939-19990.7 linear feet
    This series contains materials related to the personal life of Martin Rodbell. This series is divided into five subseries, containing biographical materials, writings by Rodbell, non-professional correspondence, documents related to Rodbell's forty year career with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other articles about Rodbell. Apart from an assortment of family letters, the series is surprisingly thin on Rodbell's early life and career. There is, however, a good deal of information about his activities during the 1980s and 1990s. These personal materials also give the researcher good information on Rodbell's numerous appointments, directorships, and organizational affiliations, which are further described in the professional affiliations series.

    The first subseries contains biographical materials such as pages from Rodbell's 1939 diary (the original kept in box 26), curricula vitae, family information, and a 1998 memorial service booklet outlining his life. The second subseries features some of Rodbell's writings, including his Ph.D. dissertation, various poems (including his 1994 Nobel Prize poem), and a 1995 book chapter. The next subseries includes various personal correspondence from family, friends, and colleagues. Some of the authors of these materials are unidentified and the topics are clearly of a non-professional or social nature. As Rodbell was associated with the NIH (including the NIEHS), the fourth subseries chronicles some of his NIH appointments, programs, research projects, and laboratory activities. This subseries also contains some of Rodbell's personnel and budgetary materials. The final subseries is a brief collection of articles about Rodbell, featuring a scholarly article in Science about Rodbell's work with the regulators of G proteins.

    I.1 Biographical Materials, 1939-1999BoxFolderContents11Photocopy of Rodbell's Diary, 193926Original Rodbell Diary (housed in a protective book box), 193912Curricula vitae, 1964-199713Rodell Family Genealogy 14Salomon/Blumenfeld Relationship chart, [no date]15Rodbell Biographical Sketch, [no date]16Who's Who Correspondence, 1992-199717"Memories of Marty" Memorial Service [booklet], 12 February 199918A Tribute to Martin Rodbell, Symposium, NIH, 5 November 1999I.2 Writings by RodbellBoxFolderContents19"Some Aspects of Lecithin Metabolism in the Liver," Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 1954110Poems and Essays, 1964-1997111Poems and Essays, [no date]112Chapter in a book honoring Albert Renold, 1995I.3 Personal CorrespondenceBoxFolderContents113"Six Days War" Manuscript, 1967114Letters to Marty and Barbara, 1971-1975115Correspondence with Children, 1971-1982116Rodbell Letter describing European trip, 1988117Letters from Andras Spat, 1991118Raymond Kaempfer essay, "The Opera Fans: A Story of Survival,", 1998119"Portrait of a School," Manuscript, [no date]120Party Invitations to the Rodbell Home, 13 August [no year]I.4 National Institutes of Health (NIH) including the National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)Apointments and ProgramsBoxFolderContents121NIAMD Assembly of Scientists, 12 March 1964122Notes from NIH meeting of scientists, 24-25 April 1970123Scientific Director of NIEHS, 1984-1988124Rodbell draft of "Actual Achievements" at NIEHS, 1986125NIH Scholars Advisor Panel, 30 June 1988126Recommendation for Creation of a Senior Biomedical Research Service, 20 July 1988127Intramural Research Program, 1993128NIEHS Scientist Emeritus, 1993-1994129NIH Senior Executive Service, 1994130NIH Alumni Association, 1994-1995Research ProjectsBoxFolderContents1311958-19641321965-19791331997-1998Laboratory WorkBoxFolderContents134Laboratory Requisition Forms, 1961-1962135Lists of Rodbell's lab workers, 1969-1984136Applicants for Rodbell's lab, 1965-1996Personal and BudgetaryBoxFolderContents21Rodbell Personnel Files, 1961-196722Rodbell Personnel Files, 1981-199323Budget Reports, 1989-199224Budget Reports, 199325Budget Reports, 1994-199526Budget Reports, 199627Budget Reports, 199728Budget Reports, 1998I.5 Articles about Martin RodbellBoxFolderContents29NIH Record, 1970-1994210NIEHS Environmental Factor, 1985-1994211Leader: Magazine of the Triangle, 1989-1990OversizeLeader: Magazine of the Triangle, 1989-1990112Science, 26 February 1999213Miscellaneous Clippings, 1980-1991Series 2: Correspondence, 1961-19983.2 linear feet
    This series of professional correspondence is divided into two subseries to represent Rodbell's own filing system. The first subseries is arranged by year and covers 1961 through 1998. The material primarily consists of letters between Rodbell and various scientists and organizations. The second subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name. Most of the individuals listed were Rodbell's students or colleagues in search of professional advice or recommendations. Both subseries primarily contain professional letters, but there are also a handful of postcards.

    Within folders, the materials are arranged chronologically, with stapled "packets" of correspondence ordered by the date on the top letter. Despite Rodbell's filing separation by year and by individual, there is some overlap and no name index of correspondents exists. Therefore, researchers searching for correspondence from specific individuals should consult both subseries.

    II.1 Arranged By Year, 1961-1998BoxFolderContents2141961215196221619632171964, January-April2181964, May-August2191964, September-December2201965, January-March2211965, April2221965, May-October2231965, November-December2241966, January-July2251966, August-December311967, January-March321967, April-August331967, September-October341967, November-December351968, January-March361968, April-August371968, September-December381969, January-July391969, August-December3101970, January-July3111970, August-December3121971, January-July3131971, August-December3141972, January-April3151972, May-September3161972, October-December3171973, January-May3181973, July-December31919743201975, January-April3211975, May-July3221975, August-December3231976, January-May3241976, July-December411977, February-July421977, August-December431978, February-April441978, July-December451979461980, January-April471980, May-August481980, September-October 491980, November-December4101981, January-May4111981, July-September4121981, October-December4131982, January-July4141982, August-December4151983, January-May4161983, June-November4171984, January-July4181984, August-October511984, November-December521985, January-March531985, April-September541985, October-December551986, January-May561986, June-September571986, October-November581986, December591987, January-March5101987, April-June5111987, July-September5121987, October-December5131988-19925141993, January-April5151993, May-June5161993, July-September611993, October-November621993, December631994, January-March641994, April-September651994, October-November661994, December671995, January681995, February-April691995, May-June6101995, July-October6111995, November-December6121996, January 6131996, February-March6141996, April-June6151996, July-October711996, November-December721997, January-April731997, May-December741998, January-April751998, May-October76Miscellaneous Cards, [no date]II.2 Arranged by Name, 1966-1998BoxFolderContents77Birnbaumer, Lutz, 1966-196778Birnbaumer, Lutz, 1968-197079Birnbaumer, Lutz, 1971-1975710Cooper, Dermot, M. F., 1980-1998712Corda, Daniela, 1992713Coulter, Sherry, 1985-1993714Fritz, Irving B., 1988715Gajdusek, Carleton, 1995-1997716Hanahan, Donald J., 1969717Haraguchi, Kazutaka, 1983-1991718Harwood, James, 1970-1976719Horuk, Richard, [no date]720Jahangeer, Saleem, 1990-199481Krans, Hendrik Michiel Jan, 1968-196982Krug, Eva, 1982-198383Krug, Eva, 1984-198684Krug, Eva, 1984-198685Krug, Eva, 1989-199086Krug, Eva, 1991-199887Krug, Eva, [no date]88Lad, Pramod M., 1976-199189Lakso, Merja, [no date]810Letarte, Jacques, 1967811Low, Hans, 1970-1978812Loyter, Abraham, 1972813Martin, Bruce, 1972-1975814Morris, Steve, 1993815Nagai, Katsuya, 1991816Nakamura, Sun-ichi, 1988-1992817Neer, Eva, 1995-1997818Newby, Andrew, 1977-1979819Newby, Andrew, 1977-1979820Newby, Andrew, 1980-1988821Nielson, Thor, 1981-1984822Parker, John C., 1993823Pohl, Stephen L., 1966-1979824Price, David, 1993825Putney, James W., Jr., 1997826Racker, Efraim, 1985827Rendell, Marc, 1977828Ribeiro-Neto, Fernando, 1988-1997829Rubalcava, Boanerges, 1970-198391Salomon, Yoram, 1975-197892Salomon, Yoram, 197993Salomon, Yoram, 1980-199394Schlegel, Werner, 198095Schramm, Michael, 1967-196996Schramm, Michael, 1970-197697Schramm, Michael, 1977-198098Sharma, Rameshwar, 1995-199899Sjoquist, John, 1990910Spat, Andres, 1991-1992911Toll, Amitis, [no date]912Udrisar, Daniel, 1987-1990913Wachsman, Joseph, 1987914Welton, Ann, 1978915Wright, David, 1981916Yamamura, Hirohei, 1975-1981Series 3: Professional Affiliations, 1963-19981.2 linear feet
    This series consists of materials related to Rodbell's affiliation with various professional and scientific organizations. Divided into two subseries, the first part, arranged alphabetically, consists of Rodbell's correspondence with professional organizations, special programs, research projects, and universities. As an active scholar and scientist Rodbell was elected to many professional organizations, and this subseries contains correspondence files on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. These files also contain printed matter with some correspondence related to organizations (e.g. The Institute for Genomic Research) and projects (e.g. Manzanar) with which MR was involved. Within this first subseries there are also some files (with very little information) on Rodbell's adjunct professorships. The second subseries highlights Rodbell's membership as an editorial board member for several scholarly scientific journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Metabolism. Files in this subseries consist of Rodbell's peer reviews, but are restricted because of their sensitive nature. These materials reflect Rodbell's professional activities and memberships outside the NIH.

    III.1 Organizations, Programs, and UniversitiesBoxFolderContents917American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993-1996918Baltimore City College Reunion, 1993919Banbury Center, Trends in Biochemical Sciences article, 1997920Belgium Royal Academy of Medicine, 1991921Breakthrough: Television's Journal of Science and Medicine, 1997922CaroTech, L.L.C., 1998923Duke University, Department of Cell Biology, 1989-1991924Exploris Learning Center, 1996925Georgetown University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, 1976926Inspire Pharmaceuticals, 1995-1997101Johns Hopkins University, 1995-1998102Johns Hopkins University 50th Reunion Committee, 1996-1998103Johns Hopkins University 50th Reunion Fundraising, 1996-1998Manzanar ProjectBoxFolderContents104Correspondence, 1987-1997105Proposals, 1996106Brochures and Clippings [part 1]107Brochures and Clippings [part 2]108Brochures and Clippings [part 3]109Minority Culture Awareness Day Program, NIEHS, 1985National Academy of Sciences (NAS)BoxFolderContents1010Correspondence, 1988-19961011Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Information for Contributors, 1987-19981012Voting and Balloting, 1992-19971013NIEHS, Environmental Health Perspectives, 1992-19931014Principal Investigators, Rodbell Profile, 19971015Smith, Kline, and French Laboratories, 1985The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR)BoxFolderContents1016Correspondence, 1992-19931017Correspondence, 19941018Correspondence, 1996-1998111Meetings and Minutes, 1993-1998112Financial Information, 1993-1998113Articles and Clippings, 1992-1998114Profiles of Employees 115University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 1988-1996116Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993-1996III.2 Martin Rodbell Peer ReviewsAccess Restrictions:

    [Restricted]

    BoxFolderContents117Peer Reviews, 1963-1998118Peer Reviews, [no date]Series 4: Conferences and Travel, 1965-19982 linear feet
    This series covers Rodbell's extensive professional travel and speaking engagements. Divided into two subseries to reflect Rodbell's filing system, materials consist of correspondence, programs, travel itineraries, and other ephemera related to conferences and presentations. The first subseries, arranged chronologically, contains files on specific conferences attended by Rodbell. These materials are strongest in the late-1970s and late-1990s, but provide a good understanding of the busy lecture schedule kept by Rodbell. A few files are accompanied by large posters from the event (kept with the oversize materials), and contained photographs which were moved to the photographic series. The smaller second subseries contains more general travel files, covering an array of professional trips, personal travel, and materials relating to various lectures attended by Rodbell during the late-1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, this series contains few of Rodbell's conference papers, remarks, or reflections. Apart from Rodbell's 1994 Nobel Prize trip to Sweden (contained in the Nobel Prize, honorary degrees and other awards series), this series chronicles his professional activities as a lecturer, moderator, and conference attendee.

    IV.1 Conferences Attended by Martin Rodbell, 1965-1998BoxFolderContents119Protides of the Biological Fluids Conference, Belgium, April-May 19651110Gordon Research Conferences, June-September 19651111Institute de Biochemie Clinique, Geneva, 1967-19681112Gordon Research Conference on Hormone Action, New Hampshire, 14-18 July 19691113Hormones and Regulation of Cellular Metabolism Conference, India, 1-9 November 1971 1114Society of Biological Chemists Meeting, May 19721115International Titisee Conference, Germany, 27-31 March 19741116Colloquium for the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Zurich, 1 April 19741117Australian Biochemical Society Lectures, May 19741118Advances in Glucagon Research Conference, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 13-16 October 19741119Gordon Conference on Hormone Action, Santa Barbara, California, January 19771120New York Academy of Science Lecture, New York City, 25 October 19771121Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Lecture Series, NIH, 1 December 19771122ICN Pharmaceuticals Conference, UCLA, February-March 19781123Cardiovascular Research Institute Conference, San Francisco, 12-16 March 19781124University of Wisconsin Lecture, 16-18 March 19781125Nobel Symposium 42, Stockholm, 8-10 June 19781126Workshop on Cellular Regulations, NIH, 19-21 October 19781127SUNY Buffalo Lecture, March 19791128Les Houches Lectures, France,, 30 July-30 August 19791129Fogarty International Center Conference on Enzymes and Proteins, 22-24 October 19791130Hormones and Cell Regulation Conference, Brussels, October 19791131Rutgers Medical School Lecture, 17 January 19801132Brandeis University Lecture, 30-31 January 19801133Symposium on Molecular Endocrinology, UCLA-Riverside, 27-29 March 1980121Neuroscience Research Program, Boston, 7-10 May 1980 [part 1]122Neuroscience Research Program, Boston, 7-10 May 1980 [part 2]123American Society of Biological Chemists Symposium, New Orleans, 4 June 1980124Symposium on Cell Membranes, Geneva, 20 June-21 July 1980 125Conference on Cyclic Nucleotides, Brussels, 22-26 July 1980126Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Meeting, Jerusalem, 24-29 August 1980127Membrane Center Lecture, Yale University, 4 February 1981128University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, 10 February 1981129Swiss Union of the Experimental Biology Societies Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, 27 March 19811210University of Pennsylvania Lecture, Philadelphia, 9 April 19811211Vanderbilt University Lecture, Nashville, 23 April 19811212University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lecture, 23 April 19811213Dartmouth University Lecture, 6 May 19811214Hormones and Cyclic Nucleotides Conference, Stockholm, 24-26 May 19811215Action of Insulin Symposium, Gottingen, Germany, 11-12 May 19831216Conference on Cyclic Nucleotides, Milan, 27 June-1 July 19831217University of Toronto Seminar, 24 October 19841218Hormone Research Meeting, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 9 November 19861219Bordetella pertussis Workshop, Hamilton, Montana, 18-20 August 1988 1220Diabetes Federation Congress, Sydney, Australia, 20-25 November 19881221Nobel Conference, Stockholm, 6-8 September 19891222Receptors Conference, Israel, 7-10 October 19901223Symposium on Cellular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 19911224Schueler Lecture in Pharmacology, Tulane University, 16-18 February 19911225Louis S. Harris Seminar in the Neurosciences, Virginia Medical College, 7 December 19931226National Advisory NIEHS Council Meeting, 23-24 May 1994 [part 1]1227National Advisory NIEHS Council Meeting, 23-24 May 1994 [part 2]1228Nobel Symposium, Brussels, 12 January 19951229Edmund Fischer Lecture, University of Washington, 9 March 19951230Robert O. Scow Symposium, NIH, 6 April 19951231Koppanyi Lecture, Georgetown University, 5 May 19951232Symposium in Honor of Martin Rodbell, NIH, 11 May 19951233Signal Transduction Symposium, Northwestern University, 16 May 19951234Symposium on Biomedical Science, University of Michigan, 19 May 1995131Salute to Excellence Weekend, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1-3 June 199526Two name tags, Martin Rodbell and Barbara Rodbell, for Salute to Excellence Weekend, Williamsburg, VA, 1-3 June 1995132European Congress of Pharmacology Lecture, Milan, Italy, 19 June 1995133Sigma Diagnostics Dinner Lecture, St. Louis, 23 August 1995134Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Lecture, Baltimore, 14 September 1995135Belgium Royal Academy of Medicine Lectures, September 1995136Johns Hopkins University Reception, 6 October 1995137Obesity Meeting, Baton Rouge, 14 October 1995138Distinguished Lecture in Biomedicine, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 17 October 1995139Mt. Sinai Medical School Lecture Series, New York City, 11 October 19951310Barcelona International Congress, 2-4 November 1995 [part 1]1311Barcelona International Congress, 2-4 November 1995 [part 2]1312University of Seville Lecture, 14 November 19951313Congress of Italian Scientists, Naples, 6-7 December 19951314Steinberg-Wylie Lecture, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 11 December 19951315Wyeth-Ayerst, Women's Health Research Institute Presentation, Philadelphia, 15 February 19961316Avery Steelman Lecture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 11-12 March 19961317Virginia Medical College Symposium, Richmond, 18 March 19961318American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Lecture, Washington, D.C., 14-17 April 19961319Nelson J. Leonard Distinguished Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana, 18-19 April 19961320University of Maryland at Baltimore, Biochemistry Lecture, 20 May 19961321Evolution of the Receptor Concept Conference, Geneva, 13 June 19961322Jacques Monod Conference, INSERM, France, 24-28 June 19961323Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau, 1-5 July 199626Circular medallion "Tagungen der Nobelpreistrager Lindau", [ca. 1996]141Biology of Phagocytes Conference, Pavia, Italy, 4-7 September 1996142Adrenergic Mechanisms Conference, Portugal, 22-25 September 1996143Regulation of Enzyme Activity Symposium, Indianapolis, 30 September-1 October 1996144World Congress of Pathology, Budapest, 20-25 October 1996145McLean Lectures, Baylor University, 23 January 1997146Department of Energy Workshop, San Antonio, March 1997 147Markey Lecture, Johns Hopkins University, 16 April 1997148Lancers Boys Club Lecture, Baltimore, 18 April 1997149Smith Kline Beehcam Pharmaceuticals Lecture, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 6 May 19971410World Conference on Inflammation, Geneva, 19-21 May 19971411Thomas H. Maren Lecture, Mt. Desert Isle Laboratory, Salsbury Cove, Maine, July 1997 1412Medical Scientist Lecture Series, University of California, Irvine, July 19971413North Carolina Academy of Science Lecture, Durham, August 19971414Marine Biology Conference, Italy, 22-29 September 19971415East Carolina University, Medical School Lecture, Greenville, North Carolina, 6 October 19971416DeWitt Stetton, Jr. Symposium, NIH, 8 October 19971417Charles H. Best Lecture, University of Toronto, 17-19 October 19971418Geever Lecture, University of Illinois, Chicago, 20 October 19971419Puerto Rico Medical Association Lecture, San Juan, 7 November 19971420"Ten Nobels for the Future" Seminar, Milan, Italy, 5-7 December 19971421Receptor Biology Roundtable, Massachusetts, 5-7 December 19971422NIDDK Symposium on International Cooperation in Research, NIH, 27 March 19981423Dakin Lecture, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, April 19981424Congress of Molecular Medicine, Berlin, 6-9 May 19981425International Congress of the Worldwide Hungarian Medical Academy, Budapest, 27-29 August 19981426Symposium Honoring Michiel Krans, Leiden, 30 October 19981427International Second Messengers and Phosphoproteins Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, November 19981428Rodbell Lecture Series, NIH, 16 November 1998IV.2 General Travel Files, 1971-1991BoxFolderContents151Travel, 1971-1974152Travel, 1975153Travel, 1976154Travel, 1977155Travel, 1978-1979156Travel, 1980-1981157Travel, 1982158Travel, 1983159Travel, 19841510Travel, 19851511Travel, 19861512Travel, 19871513Travel, 1988-1991Series 5: Laboratory Work and Research Publications, 1965-19972.5 linear feet
    As a lifelong scientist Rodbell was a prolific researcher and writer. This series, divided into five subseries, consists of Rodbell's laboratory work and extensive research publications. The first subseries, arranged chronologically, contains the contents of eight laboratory notebooks from 1965 to 1976, a 1966 experiment on adenyl assay, and a file of 1971 experiment results. These important files record a number of G-protein experiments done by various scientists in Rodbell's laboratory. These experiments document the discovery of signal transduction. Mostly consisting of graphs and scientific findings these notebooks feature some charts drawn by Rodbell, and other scientific findings that led to the discovery of GTP (guanosine triphosphate) and the role of G-proteins in cellular communication. The loose papers were removed from their original binders and three of the original binders make up the second subseries. The binders feature unique illustrations and commentary by Rodbell's colleagues. The third subseries consists of three files of miscellaneous figures and charts mostly relating to GTP that appeared in various Rodbell publications.

    V.1 Laboratory NotebooksBoxFolderContents161"Anne Butler Jones", September-November 1965 [part 1] 162"Anne Butler Jones", September-November 1965 [part 2] 163"Anne Butler Jones", September-November 1965 [part 3] 164[Martin Rodbell], "Solutions for Adenyl Cyclase Assay", April 1966165[Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 1] 166[Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 2] 167[Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 3] 168[Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 4] 169[Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 5] 1610Hendrik Michiel Jan Krans, Experiment Results, 19711611"1973 Summary, James P. Harwood", January-August 1973 [part 1]1612"1973 Summary, James P. Harwood", January-August 1973 [part 2]1613"1973 Summary, James P. Harwood", January-August 1973 [part 3]1614"GTP" [guanosine triphosphate], 1975-1976 [part 1]1615"GTP" [guanosine triphosphate], 1975-1976 [part 2]1616"GTP" [guanosine triphosphate], 1975-1976 [part 3]171Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 1]172Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 2]173Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 3]174Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 4]175"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 1]176"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 2]177"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 3]178"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 4]179"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 1976 [part 1]1710"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 1976 [part 2]1711"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 1976 [part 3]1712"Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 1]1713"Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 2]1714"Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 3]1715"Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 4]1716"Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 5]V.2 BindersBoxFolderContents18"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-197618"Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 197618"Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976V.3 Charts and FiguresBoxFolderContents181Charts and Figures [part 1]182Charts and Figures [part 2]183Charts and Figures [part 3]V.4 ReprintsBoxFolderContents191"The actions of glucagon on the adenylae cyclase system" (1981) TO "The actions of hormones on adenylate cyclase systems" (1978)192"The actions of insulin and catabolic hormones on the plasma membrane of the fat cells" (1968) TO "Activation of adenylate cyclase in hepatic membranes involves interactions of the catalytic unit with multimeric complexes of regulatory proteins" (1979)193"Effects of GTP on binding of (3H) glucagon to receptors in rat hepatic plasma membranes (1977)" TO "Evidence for specific binding sites for guanine nucleotides in adipocyte and hepatocyte plasma membranes. A difference in fate of GTP and guanosine 5'-(beta, gamma-imino) triphosphate" (1975)194"ADP is a potent inhibitor of human platelet plasma membrane adenylate cyclase" (1979) TO "Are Transducers the Response-Determining Step in Hormone Actions?" (no date)195"Beginnings of an Endocrinologist" (1991) TO "Bioinformatics: an emerging means of assessing environmental health" (1994)196"Carbachol-activated muscarinic (M1 and M3) receptors transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells inhibit trafficking of endosomes" (1991) TO "The complex structure and regulation of adenylate cyclase" (1983)197"Current Contents Citation Classic" (1980) TO "The disaggregation theory of signal transduction revisited: further evidence that G proteins are multimeric and disaggregate to monomers when activated" (1993)198"Effects of GTP on binding of (3H) glucagon to receptors in rat hepatic plasma membranes (1977)" TO "Evidence for specific binding sites for guanine nucleotides in adipocyte and hepatocyte plasma membranes. A difference in fate of GTP and guanosine 5'-(beta, gamma-imino) triphosphate" (1975)199"The fat cell adenylate cyclase system. Characterization and manipulation of its bimodal regulation by GTP" (1979) TO "5'-Guanylylimidodiphosphate, a potent activator of adenylate cyclase systems in eukaryotic cells" (1974)1910"Glucagon1-6 binds to the glucagon receptor and activates hepatic adenylate cyclase" (1979) TO "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. IV. Effects of guanylnucleotides on binding of 125I-glucagon" (1971)1911"The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. V. An obligatory role of guanylnucleotides in glucagon action" (1971) TO "G-proteins have characteristics of cytoskeletal proteins: A basis for the programmable messenger theory" (1988)1912"G-proteins have properties of multimeric proteins: An explanation for the role of GTPases in their dynamic behavior" (1993) TO "GTP stimulates and inhibits adenylate cyclase in fat cell membranes through distinct regulatory processes" (1977)1913"The hepatic adenylate cyclase system. I. Evidence for transition states and structural requirements for guanine nucloetide activation" (1975) TO "A highly sensitive adenylate cyclase assay" (1974)1914"Hormones, receptors, and adenyl cyclase activity in mammalian cells" (1969) TO "Hydroxybenzylpindolol and hydroxybenzylpropranolol: partial beta adrenergic agonists of adenylate cyclase in the rat adipocyte" (1976)1915"Inactivation of glucagon by plasma membranes of rat liver" (1972) TO "Isoproterenol stimulates shift" (1990)1916"Lecithin synthesis in liver" (1955) TO "Localization of lipoprotein lipase in fat cells of rat adipose tissue" (1964)1917"Metabolism of chylomicron proteins in the dog" (1959) TO "The metabolism of isolated fat cells. IV. Regulation of release of protein by Lipolytic hormones and insulin" (1966) 1918"The metabolism of isolated fat cells. VII. Sodium-linked, energy-dependent, and ouabain-sensitive potassium accumulation in ghosts" (1969) TO "Multiple inhibitory and activating effects of nucleotides and magnesium on adrenal adenylate cyclase" (1975)1919"The nature of proteins associated with dog and human chylomicrons (1959)" TO "N-terminal amino acid and lipid composition of lipoprotiens from chyle and plasma" (1958) 1920"Octyl glucoside extracts GTP-binding regulatory proteins from rat brain 'synaptoneurosomes' as large, polydisperse structures devoid of beta gammacomplexes and sensitive to disaggregation by guanine nucleotides (1990)" TO "Opiate receptor-mediated inhibition of adenylate cyclase in rat striatal plasma membranes" (1982)1921"A persistent active state of the adenylate cyclase system produced by the combined actions of isoproterenol and guanylyl imidodiphosphate in frog erythrocyte membranes (1975)" TO "Programmable messengers: a new theory of hormone action" (1985)1922"Properties of the adenyl cyclase systems in liver and adipose cells: the mode of action of hormones (1970)" TO "Proteolysis activates adenylate cyclase in rat liver and AC-lymphoma cell independently of the guanine nucleotide regulatory site" (1980)201"The reaction of glucagon with its receptor: evidence for discrete regions of activity and binding in the glucagon molecule" (1971) TO "The removal and metabolism of triglycerides by perfused liver" (1964)202"Reversible activation of hepatic adenylate cyclase by guanyl-5'-yl-(alpha,beta-methylene)diphosphonate and guanyl-5'-yl imidodiphosphate" (1977) TO "Role of adenine and guanine nucleotides in the activity and response of adenylate cyclase systems to hormones: evidence for multi-site transition states" (1975)203"The role of GTP-binding proteins in hormone action: adenylate cyclase and other transduction processes (no date)" TO "The role of GTP-binding proteins in signal transduction: from the sublimely simple to the conceptually complex" (1992)204"The role of GTP in coupling of hormone receptors and adenylate cyclase" (1979) TO "The role of nucleotide regulatory components in the coupling of hormone receptors and adenylate cyclase" (1978)205"Selective effects of organic mercurials on the GTP-regulatory proteins of adenylate cyclase systems" (1980) TO "Signal transduction: A twenty year history of G-proteins" (no date) 206"Simple model for hormone-activated adenylate cyclase systems" (1976) TO "The structure of adenylate cyclase systems" (1981)207"Structure-function relationships in adenylate cyclase systems" (1982) TO "The structure of hormone-sensitive adenylate cyclase systems" (no date)208"Structure of the turkey erythrocyte adenylate cyclase system" (1981) TO "Toward a unifying hypothesis for the effects of cholera toxin catalysed adp-ribosylation in diverse adenylate cyclase systems" (1980)209Miscellaneous Writings and ReprintsV.5 Writings of OthersBoxFolderContents2010Vivian Joyce Goldberg, "Glucagon Action on Isolated Liver Cells" Ph.D. diss., Georgetown University, 19732011Citation list of reprints kept by Rodbell Series 6: Nobel Prize, Honorary Degrees, and Other Awards, 1970-19981.1 linear feet
    In addition to the other series focusing Rodbell's professional activities and travel, this series covers the numerous awards and professional honors that Rodbell received during his scientific career. Rodbell's most significant awards are covered in three subseries and then a fourth subseries contains files on other honors. Materials are arranged chronologically and similar items, such as official documentation and letters of congratulations are grouped together. Photographs from several of the award ceremonies are found in the photographic series, and some of the larger materials such as honorary degrees and certificates are kept with the oversize materials.

    The first subseries covers Rodbell's winning the Gairdner Foundation International Award in 1984. Included in this subseries are presentation materials, his acceptance speech, and letters of congratulations. Three years later, in 1987, Rodbell was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This important induction is covered in the second subseries which contains correspondence, articles and clippings, and letters of congratulations. But the most prestigious honor was the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which Rodbell received jointly with Alfred G. Gilman, for their discovery of signal transduction. The third subseries contains materials related to his receiving the Nobel. These files cover Rodbell's 1994 trip to Sweden to receive the award, varied correspondence, letters of congratulations, and numerous articles and clippings. The fourth subseries covers Rodbell's other professional awards, appointments, and honorary degrees. This series shows the diversity of professional and scientific awards that Rodbell received during his lifetime.

    VI.1 Gairdner Award, 1984Official Documentation BoxFolderContents2012Correspondence, 1984-1989Presentation MaterialsBoxFolderContents2013Acceptance Speech2014Schedule of Events2015Programs and Invitations2016Sketches of WinnersNotes and Letters of CongratulationsBoxFolderContents2017September-November 1984PublicityBoxFolderContents2018Articles and Clippings, August-November 1984VI.2 Election to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), 1987Presentation MaterialsBoxFolderContents2019Programs and Invitations26Name tag, Martin Rodbell, National Academy of Sciences Member, [ca. 1987]Notes and Letters of CongratulationsBoxFolderContents2020March-May 19872020June-July 1987PublicityBoxFolderContents211Articles, May-June 1987212Newspaper Clippings, 1987 [part 1]213Newspaper Clippings, 1987 [part 2] [photocopies]VI.3 Nobel Prize, 1994Official DocumentationBoxFolderContents214Nomination, January 1994215Award Letter, 10 October 1994216Press Releases, 10 October 1994217Correspondence with Alfred Gilman, 20 October 1994218Copyright Assignment to Nobel, 26 October 1994219Correspondence, October-December 19942110Nobel Awards Winners, 1994Prize MaterialsBoxFolderContents26Nobel Prize Packet [blue felt], ca. 199426Nobel Diploma (in Swedish) in Presentation Portfolio, 10 December 1994Presentation MaterialsBoxFolderContents2111Acceptance Speech, 10 December 19942112Nobel Lecture [reprint], 19952113Page proofs for Nobel Book, 1995Notes and Letters of CongratulationsBoxFolderContents211410 October 1994211511 October 1994211612-13 October 1994211714-17 October 1994211818 October-November 199421191995-19962120Photocopies of Faxes, 1994-1996NIH Nobel Reception, 28 October 1994 BoxFolderContents2121Invitation, October 1994White House Nobel Prizewinners' Reception, 28 November 1994BoxFolderContents2122Invitation, November 1994Stockholm Trip, December 1994BoxFolderContents2123Correspondence, December 19942124Schedule of Events [part 1]2125Schedule of Events [part 2]2126Programs [part 1]2127Programs [part 2]221Programs [part 3]222Programs [part 4]223Invitations and cards224Menus225Stockholm SouvenirsPublicityBoxFolderContents226Interviews, 1994227Articles, 1992-1994228Articles, 1995-1996229Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 1]2210Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 2]2211Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 3]2212Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 4] [photocopies]VI.4 Other AwardsBoxFolderContentsOversizeJohns Hopkins University, B.A. diploma, 14 June 194926University of Washington, Ph.D. diploma, Presentation Portfolio, 20 August 19542213Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity, Member, 21 August 19432214American Society of Biological Chemists, Member, 16 April 19702215Gordon Research Conferences, Chairman of Conference on Cyclic AMP, 1972OversizeSenior Executive Service (SES), Charter Member, 13 July 19792216NIH Award of Merit [photocopy], 19842217Department of Health and Human Services, 30 Years of Federal Service, ca. 19862218Richard Lounsbery Award, 1987OversizeJapanese Biochemical Society, Member [accompanied with English translation], 14 October 1987 2219Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, Visiting Professor Pro Tempore, 20 November 19892220American Academy Arts and Sciences, Member, 14 April 19932221Bristol-Meyers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research, Nomination, 27 October 1993 2222Virginia Commonwealth University, Innovator in Biochemistry Lectureship, 11 April 19952223Baltimore City College Hall of Fame, Member, 17 November 1995 26Baltimore City College Hall of Fame, Presentation Portfolio, 17 November 19952224University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Avery Steelman Lecture, March 1996Virginia Commonwealth University Honorary Degree, 18 May 1996BoxFolderContents231Correspondence, May-June 1996232Programs and Cards26Honorary degree, Presentation Portfolio26Citation marking the award, Presentation PortfolioUniversity of Washington, Distinguished Alumni Award, 6 June 1996BoxFolderContents233Correspondence, March-July 1996244Programs and Cards235ArticlesUniversity of Geneva, Honorary Degree, 8 June 1996 BoxFolderContents236Correspondence, February-June 1996237Programs and Cards238Newspaper Clippings239Council of State Certificate, 17 April 1996OversizeHonorary Degree, 8 June 19962310Sigma Xi [The Scientific Research Society], Member, 19972311The North Carolina Awards, Award for Science, 199826Certificate for The North Carolina Awards, Award in Science, 1998, Presentation PortfolioSeries 7. Photographs, 1925-19960.5 linear feet linear feet
    This series contains photographs and a handful of slides divided roughly into two aspects of Rodbell's life, the personal and professional. These designations make up the two chronologically arranged subseries. The first subseries contains photographs of Rodbell's childhood, his children, and related family members. This series also features single shots of Rodbell arranged by rough time periods. Many of the photographs in this subseries are undated and identified, but some have descriptions and/or dates inscribed on the back. These important photographs cover the non-scientific and more informal events in Rodbell's life and go well with the materials from the personal and biographical series. The second subseries consists of photographs from Rodbell's professional career. This subseries features photographs from Rodbell's laboratories, official conference photographs showing Rodbell and other attendees, and a number of unidentified and undated conference photographs. Some of these conference photographs are part of files from the conferences and travel series. There are also photographs taken at awards ceremonies, featuring some from the 1994 Nobel Prize ceremony. This subseries also includes a number of miscellaneous pictures of Rodbell's students, peers, and colleagues.

    VII.1 PersonalChildhood and Young AdulthoodBoxFolderContents2312Childhood, ca. 1925-19352313Jacobson Family, 19322314Young Adulthood, ca. 1935-19442315United States Navy, 1944-19462316Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity, Johns Hopkins University, 1946-19492317Post-War, 1947-1950Rodbell FamilyBoxFolderContents2318Marriage and Family, ca. 1950-19602319Venice Trip, April 19612320Family Home, Somerset, Maryland, 19662321Paul Citroen Visit, 19722322Family Vacations and Travel, ca. 1970s2323Family Vacations and Travel, ca. 1990sSingle Photographs of RodbellBoxFolderContents2324ca. 1970s2325ca. 1980s2326ca. 1990sVII.2 ProfessionalLaboratory WorkBoxFolderContents2327Early Laboratory Work, 1960-19662328Institute de Biochemie Clinique, Geneva, 1967-1968OversizeInstitute de Biochemie Clinique, Geneva, one photograph with three charts, ca. 19682329NIH Laboratory, ca. early 1970s2330Laboratory of Nutrition and Endocrinology, August 19792331University of Geneva, ca. early 1980s2332Rodbell in NIEHS lab, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, ca. 1990sConferencesBoxFolderContents2333International Symposium on Protein and Polypeptide Hormones, Belgium, 1968OversizeGordon Research Conferences, New Hampshire, 14-18 July 19692334Capri Conference, Italy, 25-26 March 1970, [part 1]2335Capri Conference, Italy, 25-26 March 1970, [part 2]2336Capri Conference, Italy, 25-26 March 1970, [part 3]2337Gordon Research Conferences, New Hampshire, 1970-19722338Neurosciences Research Program, 5-7 March 19722339Advances in Glucagon Research Conference, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 13-16 October 19742340Conference on Liver Cell Plasma Membranes, June 19772341Nobel Symposium 42, Stockholm, 8-10 June 19782342Symposium on Molecular Endocrinology, UCLA-Riverside, 27-29 March 19802343Symposium on Cellular Molecular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 1991, [part 1]2344Symposium on Cellular Molecular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 1991, [part 2]2345Symposium on Cellular Molecular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 1991, [part 3]241Symposium in Honor of Martin Rodbell, NIH [six slides], 11 May 1995242Signal Transduction Symposium, Northwestern University, 16 May 1995243Barcelona International Congress, 2-4 November 1995244University of Seville Lecture, 14 November 1995245Regulation of Enzyme Activity Symposium, Indianapolis, 30 September-1 October 1996Unidentified ConferencesBoxFolderContents246ca. 1970s [part 1]247ca. 1970s [part 2]248ca. 1980s [part 1]Oversizeca. 1980s [part 2]249ca. 1990sAwardsBoxFolderContents2410Election to the National Academy of Science, 19872411NIH Nobel Reception, 28 October 19942412White House Nobel Prizewinners' Reception, 28 November 19942413Nobel Prize, December 1994 [part 1]2414Nobel Prize, December 1994 [part 2]OversizeNobel Prize, December 1994 [part 3]MiscellaneousBoxFolderContents2415Eva Krug, 19822416Rodbell with Ph.D. student, Stockholm, 19872417Werner Schlegel and Dermot Cooper, 19902418Baltimore City College Reunion, 19932419Rodbell with Julius Axelrod, 19942420Cover of Environmental Health Perspectives 102 (November 1994)OversizeCover of Environmental Health Perspectives 102 (November 1994)2421Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology poster, 19942422Event at Natcher Building, NIH, Bethesda, ca. late 1990s2423Eight slides of Nobelists who worked with hormone research, 2424Unidentified Series 8: Audiovisuals, 19980.2 linear feet linear feet
    This series contains audiovisual materials in three subseries. The first subseries consists of one videotape containing a 1998 lecture at NIEHS given by Rodbell, entitled "Fifty Years in Science: Zigs and Zags with a Common Theme." The second subseries contains two interviews: one with Barbara Rodbell, and the other with Fernando Ribeiro-Neto, Rodbell's protégé at the NIEHS. David Serlin, a project historian, conducted these interviews during a December 1999 research trip to Chapel Hill, N.C. The third subseries contains one miscellaneous item, a five-minute long videotape recording of Rodbell's NIEHS office taken by David Serlin during 1999.

    VIII.1 PresentationsBoxFolderContents25Dr. Martin Rodbell, Laboratory of Signal Transduction NIEHS, "Fifty Years in Science: Zigs and Zags with a Common Theme", 16 November 1998, videotaped at NIEHS by Michael Kuhn, VHS, 81 minutesVIII.2 InterviewsBoxFolderContents25Audio Interview with Barbara Rodbell, Chapel Hill, 4 December 1999, by David Serlin, cassette tape, 100 minutes25Video Interview with Fernando Ribeiro-Neto, 5 December 1999, by David Serlin, 2 mini digital video cassettes, 100 minutesVIII.3 MiscellaneousBoxFolderContents25Video of Rodbell's NIEHS office and lab, 6 December 1999, by David Serlin, 1 mini digital video cassette, 5 minutes25CD-ROM of Animation about G-Protein (M. Rodbell), from Cassio Gallate Ribeiro, 10 December 1999, 2 minutesOversize Materials
    Oversize materials are items that were too large to house in normal sized Hollinger boxes and are kept separately for preservation considerations. Materials are kept in either a large oversize box (box 26) or are kept loosely. Posters are listed at the end of the finding aid, but other materials are listed in the finding guide within their appropriate intellectual series and subseries.

    PostersBoxFolderContentsLes Houches Lectures, France, 30 July-30 August 1979Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology poster, 1994Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology poster, in English, 1994Nobel Prize poster, in Swedish, 1994Symposium in Honor of Martin Rodbell, NIH, 11 May 1995Belgium Royal Academy of Medicine Lectures, September 1995Announcement of Program for Honorary degree from the University of Geneva, 8 June 1996Receptor Concept Conference, Geneva, 13 June 1996

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Correspondence, memoranda, laboratory notebooks, research reports, published articles and books, poems, unpublished manuscripts, speeches, news clippings, photographic prints, audiovisual materials, and printed material dating primarily from the 1970s through the 1990s. There are also materials relating to Rodbell's winning the Nobel Prize in 1994. Includes correspondence with other scientists, graduate students, editorial boards, universities, professional organizations, and National Institutes of Health (NIH) officials. The collection documents his extensive professional activities both inside and outside of the laboratory.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: Personal and Biographical, 1939-1999 [series]:

    This series contains materials related to the personal life of Martin Rodbell. This series is divided into five subseries, containing biographical materials, writings by Rodbell, non-professional correspondence, documents related to Rodbell's forty year career with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other articles about Rodbell. Apart from an assortment of family letters, the series is surprisingly thin on Rodbell's early life and career. There is, however, a good deal of information about his activities during the 1980s and 1990s. These personal materials also give the researcher good information on Rodbell's numerous appointments, directorships, and organizational affiliations, which are further described in the professional affiliations series.

    The first subseries contains biographical materials such as pages from Rodbell's 1939 diary (the original kept in box 26), curricula vitae, family information, and a 1998 memorial service booklet outlining his life. The second subseries features some of Rodbell's writings, including his Ph.D. dissertation, various poems (including his 1994 Nobel Prize poem), and a 1995 book chapter. The next subseries includes various personal correspondence from family, friends, and colleagues. Some of the authors of these materials are unidentified and the topics are clearly of a non-professional or social nature. As Rodbell was associated with the NIH (including the NIEHS), the fourth subseries chronicles some of his NIH appointments, programs, research projects, and laboratory activities. This subseries also contains some of Rodbell's personnel and budgetary materials. The final subseries is a brief collection of articles about Rodbell, featuring a scholarly article in Science about Rodbell's work with the regulators of G proteins.

     
    I.1 Biographical Materials, 1939-1999 [subseries]:
    1 1
    Photocopy of Rodbell's Diary, 1939
    26
    Original Rodbell Diary (housed in a protective book box), 1939
    1 2
    Curricula vitae, 1964-1997
    1 3
    Rodell Family Genealogy
    1 4
    Salomon/Blumenfeld Relationship chart, [no date]
    1 5
    Rodbell Biographical Sketch, [no date]
    1 6
    Who's Who Correspondence, 1992-1997
    1 7
    "Memories of Marty" Memorial Service [booklet], 12 February 1999
    1 8
    A Tribute to Martin Rodbell, Symposium, NIH, 5 November 1999
     
    I.2 Writings by Rodbell [subseries]:
    1 9
    "Some Aspects of Lecithin Metabolism in the Liver," Ph.D. diss., University of Washington, 1954
    1 10
    Poems and Essays, 1964-1997
    1 11
    Poems and Essays, [no date]
    1 12
    Chapter in a book honoring Albert Renold, 1995
     
    I.3 Personal Correspondence [subseries]:
    1 13
    "Six Days War" Manuscript, 1967
    1 14
    Letters to Marty and Barbara, 1971-1975
    1 15
    Correspondence with Children, 1971-1982
    1 16
    Rodbell Letter describing European trip, 1988
    1 17
    Letters from Andras Spat, 1991
    1 18
    Raymond Kaempfer essay, "The Opera Fans: A Story of Survival,", 1998
    1 19
    "Portrait of a School," Manuscript, [no date]
    1 20
    Party Invitations to the Rodbell Home, 13 August [no year]
     
    I.4 National Institutes of Health (NIH) including the National Institute Of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) [subseries]:
     
    Apointments and Programs [subseries]:
    1 21
    NIAMD Assembly of Scientists, 12 March 1964
    1 22
    Notes from NIH meeting of scientists, 24-25 April 1970
    1 23
    Scientific Director of NIEHS, 1984-1988
    1 24
    Rodbell draft of "Actual Achievements" at NIEHS, 1986
    1 25
    NIH Scholars Advisor Panel, 30 June 1988
    1 26
    Recommendation for Creation of a Senior Biomedical Research Service, 20 July 1988
    1 27
    Intramural Research Program, 1993
    1 28
    NIEHS Scientist Emeritus, 1993-1994
    1 29
    NIH Senior Executive Service, 1994
    1 30
    NIH Alumni Association, 1994-1995
     
    Research Projects [subseries]:
    1 31
    1958-1964
    1 32
    1965-1979
    1 33
    1997-1998
     
    Laboratory Work [subseries]:
    1 34
    Laboratory Requisition Forms, 1961-1962
    1 35
    Lists of Rodbell's lab workers, 1969-1984
    1 36
    Applicants for Rodbell's lab, 1965-1996
     
    Personal and Budgetary [subseries]:
    2 1
    Rodbell Personnel Files, 1961-1967
    2 2
    Rodbell Personnel Files, 1981-1993
    2 3
    Budget Reports, 1989-1992
    2 4
    Budget Reports, 1993
    2 5
    Budget Reports, 1994-1995
    2 6
    Budget Reports, 1996
    2 7
    Budget Reports, 1997
    2 8
    Budget Reports, 1998
     
    I.5 Articles about Martin Rodbell [subseries]:
    2 9
    NIH Record, 1970-1994
    2 10
    NIEHS Environmental Factor, 1985-1994
    2 11
    Leader: Magazine of the Triangle, 1989-1990
    Oversize
    Leader: Magazine of the Triangle, 1989-1990
    1 12
    Science, 26 February 1999
    2 13
    Miscellaneous Clippings, 1980-1991
     
    Series 2: Correspondence, 1961-1998 [series]:

    This series of professional correspondence is divided into two subseries to represent Rodbell's own filing system. The first subseries is arranged by year and covers 1961 through 1998. The material primarily consists of letters between Rodbell and various scientists and organizations. The second subseries is arranged alphabetically by correspondent's name. Most of the individuals listed were Rodbell's students or colleagues in search of professional advice or recommendations. Both subseries primarily contain professional letters, but there are also a handful of postcards.

    Within folders, the materials are arranged chronologically, with stapled "packets" of correspondence ordered by the date on the top letter. Despite Rodbell's filing separation by year and by individual, there is some overlap and no name index of correspondents exists. Therefore, researchers searching for correspondence from specific individuals should consult both subseries.

     
    II.1 Arranged By Year, 1961-1998 [subseries]:
    2 14
    1961
    2 15
    1962
    2 16
    1963
    2 17
    1964, January-April
    2 18
    1964, May-August
    2 19
    1964, September-December
    2 20
    1965, January-March
    2 21
    1965, April
    2 22
    1965, May-October
    2 23
    1965, November-December
    2 24
    1966, January-July
    2 25
    1966, August-December
    3 1
    1967, January-March
    3 2
    1967, April-August
    3 3
    1967, September-October
    3 4
    1967, November-December
    3 5
    1968, January-March
    3 6
    1968, April-August
    3 7
    1968, September-December
    3 8
    1969, January-July
    3 9
    1969, August-December
    3 10
    1970, January-July
    3 11
    1970, August-December
    3 12
    1971, January-July
    3 13
    1971, August-December
    3 14
    1972, January-April
    3 15
    1972, May-September
    3 16
    1972, October-December
    3 17
    1973, January-May
    3 18
    1973, July-December
    3 19
    1974
    3 20
    1975, January-April
    3 21
    1975, May-July
    3 22
    1975, August-December
    3 23
    1976, January-May
    3 24
    1976, July-December
    4 1
    1977, February-July
    4 2
    1977, August-December
    4 3
    1978, February-April
    4 4
    1978, July-December
    4 5
    1979
    4 6
    1980, January-April
    4 7
    1980, May-August
    4 8
    1980, September-October
    4 9
    1980, November-December
    4 10
    1981, January-May
    4 11
    1981, July-September
    4 12
    1981, October-December
    4 13
    1982, January-July
    4 14
    1982, August-December
    4 15
    1983, January-May
    4 16
    1983, June-November
    4 17
    1984, January-July
    4 18
    1984, August-October
    5 1
    1984, November-December
    5 2
    1985, January-March
    5 3
    1985, April-September
    5 4
    1985, October-December
    5 5
    1986, January-May
    5 6
    1986, June-September
    5 7
    1986, October-November
    5 8
    1986, December
    5 9
    1987, January-March
    5 10
    1987, April-June
    5 11
    1987, July-September
    5 12
    1987, October-December
    5 13
    1988-1992
    5 14
    1993, January-April
    5 15
    1993, May-June
    5 16
    1993, July-September
    6 1
    1993, October-November
    6 2
    1993, December
    6 3
    1994, January-March
    6 4
    1994, April-September
    6 5
    1994, October-November
    6 6
    1994, December
    6 7
    1995, January
    6 8
    1995, February-April
    6 9
    1995, May-June
    6 10
    1995, July-October
    6 11
    1995, November-December
    6 12
    1996, January
    6 13
    1996, February-March
    6 14
    1996, April-June
    6 15
    1996, July-October
    7 1
    1996, November-December
    7 2
    1997, January-April
    7 3
    1997, May-December
    7 4
    1998, January-April
    7 5
    1998, May-October
    7 6
    Miscellaneous Cards, [no date]
     
    II.2 Arranged by Name, 1966-1998 [subseries]:
    7 7
    Birnbaumer, Lutz, 1966-1967
    7 8
    Birnbaumer, Lutz, 1968-1970
    7 9
    Birnbaumer, Lutz, 1971-1975
    7 10
    Cooper, Dermot, M. F., 1980-1998
    7 12
    Corda, Daniela, 1992
    7 13
    Coulter, Sherry, 1985-1993
    7 14
    Fritz, Irving B., 1988
    7 15
    Gajdusek, Carleton, 1995-1997
    7 16
    Hanahan, Donald J., 1969
    7 17
    Haraguchi, Kazutaka, 1983-1991
    7 18
    Harwood, James, 1970-1976
    7 19
    Horuk, Richard, [no date]
    7 20
    Jahangeer, Saleem, 1990-1994
    8 1
    Krans, Hendrik Michiel Jan, 1968-1969
    8 2
    Krug, Eva, 1982-1983
    8 3
    Krug, Eva, 1984-1986
    8 4
    Krug, Eva, 1984-1986
    8 5
    Krug, Eva, 1989-1990
    8 6
    Krug, Eva, 1991-1998
    8 7
    Krug, Eva, [no date]
    8 8
    Lad, Pramod M., 1976-1991
    8 9
    Lakso, Merja, [no date]
    8 10
    Letarte, Jacques, 1967
    8 11
    Low, Hans, 1970-1978
    8 12
    Loyter, Abraham, 1972
    8 13
    Martin, Bruce, 1972-1975
    8 14
    Morris, Steve, 1993
    8 15
    Nagai, Katsuya, 1991
    8 16
    Nakamura, Sun-ichi, 1988-1992
    8 17
    Neer, Eva, 1995-1997
    8 18
    Newby, Andrew, 1977-1979
    8 19
    Newby, Andrew, 1977-1979
    8 20
    Newby, Andrew, 1980-1988
    8 21
    Nielson, Thor, 1981-1984
    8 22
    Parker, John C., 1993
    8 23
    Pohl, Stephen L., 1966-1979
    8 24
    Price, David, 1993
    8 25
    Putney, James W., Jr., 1997
    8 26
    Racker, Efraim, 1985
    8 27
    Rendell, Marc, 1977
    8 28
    Ribeiro-Neto, Fernando, 1988-1997
    8 29
    Rubalcava, Boanerges, 1970-1983
    9 1
    Salomon, Yoram, 1975-1978
    9 2
    Salomon, Yoram, 1979
    9 3
    Salomon, Yoram, 1980-1993
    9 4
    Schlegel, Werner, 1980
    9 5
    Schramm, Michael, 1967-1969
    9 6
    Schramm, Michael, 1970-1976
    9 7
    Schramm, Michael, 1977-1980
    9 8
    Sharma, Rameshwar, 1995-1998
    9 9
    Sjoquist, John, 1990
    9 10
    Spat, Andres, 1991-1992
    9 11
    Toll, Amitis, [no date]
    9 12
    Udrisar, Daniel, 1987-1990
    9 13
    Wachsman, Joseph, 1987
    9 14
    Welton, Ann, 1978
    9 15
    Wright, David, 1981
    9 16
    Yamamura, Hirohei, 1975-1981
     
    Series 3: Professional Affiliations, 1963-1998 [series]:

    This series consists of materials related to Rodbell's affiliation with various professional and scientific organizations. Divided into two subseries, the first part, arranged alphabetically, consists of Rodbell's correspondence with professional organizations, special programs, research projects, and universities. As an active scholar and scientist Rodbell was elected to many professional organizations, and this subseries contains correspondence files on the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences. These files also contain printed matter with some correspondence related to organizations (e.g. The Institute for Genomic Research) and projects (e.g. Manzanar) with which MR was involved. Within this first subseries there are also some files (with very little information) on Rodbell's adjunct professorships. The second subseries highlights Rodbell's membership as an editorial board member for several scholarly scientific journals including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Metabolism. Files in this subseries consist of Rodbell's peer reviews, but are restricted because of their sensitive nature. These materials reflect Rodbell's professional activities and memberships outside the NIH.

     
    III.1 Organizations, Programs, and Universities [subseries]:
    9 17
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993-1996
    9 18
    Baltimore City College Reunion, 1993
    9 19
    Banbury Center, Trends in Biochemical Sciences article, 1997
    9 20
    Belgium Royal Academy of Medicine, 1991
    9 21
    Breakthrough: Television's Journal of Science and Medicine, 1997
    9 22
    CaroTech, L.L.C., 1998
    9 23
    Duke University, Department of Cell Biology, 1989-1991
    9 24
    Exploris Learning Center, 1996
    9 25
    Georgetown University, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, 1976
    9 26
    Inspire Pharmaceuticals, 1995-1997
    10 1
    Johns Hopkins University, 1995-1998
    10 2
    Johns Hopkins University 50th Reunion Committee, 1996-1998
    10 3
    Johns Hopkins University 50th Reunion Fundraising, 1996-1998
     
    Manzanar Project [subseries]:
    10 4
    Correspondence, 1987-1997
    10 5
    Proposals, 1996
    10 6
    Brochures and Clippings [part 1]
    10 7
    Brochures and Clippings [part 2]
    10 8
    Brochures and Clippings [part 3]
    10 9
    Minority Culture Awareness Day Program, NIEHS, 1985
     
    National Academy of Sciences (NAS) [subseries]:
    10 10
    Correspondence, 1988-1996
    10 11
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Information for Contributors, 1987-1998
    10 12
    Voting and Balloting, 1992-1997
    10 13
    NIEHS, Environmental Health Perspectives, 1992-1993
    10 14
    Principal Investigators, Rodbell Profile, 1997
    10 15
    Smith, Kline, and French Laboratories, 1985
     
    The Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR) [subseries]:
    10 16
    Correspondence, 1992-1993
    10 17
    Correspondence, 1994
    10 18
    Correspondence, 1996-1998
    11 1
    Meetings and Minutes, 1993-1998
    11 2
    Financial Information, 1993-1998
    11 3
    Articles and Clippings, 1992-1998
    11 4
    Profiles of Employees
    11 5
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, 1988-1996
    11 6
    Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993-1996
     
    III.2 Martin Rodbell Peer Reviews [subseries]:  [Restricted]
    11 7
    Peer Reviews, 1963-1998
    11 8
    Peer Reviews, [no date]
     
    Series 4: Conferences and Travel, 1965-1998 [series]:

    This series covers Rodbell's extensive professional travel and speaking engagements. Divided into two subseries to reflect Rodbell's filing system, materials consist of correspondence, programs, travel itineraries, and other ephemera related to conferences and presentations. The first subseries, arranged chronologically, contains files on specific conferences attended by Rodbell. These materials are strongest in the late-1970s and late-1990s, but provide a good understanding of the busy lecture schedule kept by Rodbell. A few files are accompanied by large posters from the event (kept with the oversize materials), and contained photographs which were moved to the photographic series. The smaller second subseries contains more general travel files, covering an array of professional trips, personal travel, and materials relating to various lectures attended by Rodbell during the late-1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, this series contains few of Rodbell's conference papers, remarks, or reflections. Apart from Rodbell's 1994 Nobel Prize trip to Sweden (contained in the Nobel Prize, honorary degrees and other awards series), this series chronicles his professional activities as a lecturer, moderator, and conference attendee.

     
    IV.1 Conferences Attended by Martin Rodbell, 1965-1998 [subseries]:
    11 9
    Protides of the Biological Fluids Conference, Belgium, April-May 1965
    11 10
    Gordon Research Conferences, June-September 1965
    11 11
    Institute de Biochemie Clinique, Geneva, 1967-1968
    11 12
    Gordon Research Conference on Hormone Action, New Hampshire, 14-18 July 1969
    11 13
    Hormones and Regulation of Cellular Metabolism Conference, India, 1-9 November 1971
    11 14
    Society of Biological Chemists Meeting, May 1972
    11 15
    International Titisee Conference, Germany, 27-31 March 1974
    11 16
    Colloquium for the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Zurich, 1 April 1974
    11 17
    Australian Biochemical Society Lectures, May 1974
    11 18
    Advances in Glucagon Research Conference, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 13-16 October 1974
    11 19
    Gordon Conference on Hormone Action, Santa Barbara, California, January 1977
    11 20
    New York Academy of Science Lecture, New York City, 25 October 1977
    11 21
    Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences Lecture Series, NIH, 1 December 1977
    11 22
    ICN Pharmaceuticals Conference, UCLA, February-March 1978
    11 23
    Cardiovascular Research Institute Conference, San Francisco, 12-16 March 1978
    11 24
    University of Wisconsin Lecture, 16-18 March 1978
    11 25
    Nobel Symposium 42, Stockholm, 8-10 June 1978
    11 26
    Workshop on Cellular Regulations, NIH, 19-21 October 1978
    11 27
    SUNY Buffalo Lecture, March 1979
    11 28
    Les Houches Lectures, France,, 30 July-30 August 1979
    11 29
    Fogarty International Center Conference on Enzymes and Proteins, 22-24 October 1979
    11 30
    Hormones and Cell Regulation Conference, Brussels, October 1979
    11 31
    Rutgers Medical School Lecture, 17 January 1980
    11 32
    Brandeis University Lecture, 30-31 January 1980
    11 33
    Symposium on Molecular Endocrinology, UCLA-Riverside, 27-29 March 1980
    12 1
    Neuroscience Research Program, Boston, 7-10 May 1980 [part 1]
    12 2
    Neuroscience Research Program, Boston, 7-10 May 1980 [part 2]
    12 3
    American Society of Biological Chemists Symposium, New Orleans, 4 June 1980
    12 4
    Symposium on Cell Membranes, Geneva, 20 June-21 July 1980
    12 5
    Conference on Cyclic Nucleotides, Brussels, 22-26 July 1980
    12 6
    Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Meeting, Jerusalem, 24-29 August 1980
    12 7
    Membrane Center Lecture, Yale University, 4 February 1981
    12 8
    University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, 10 February 1981
    12 9
    Swiss Union of the Experimental Biology Societies Meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, 27 March 1981
    12 10
    University of Pennsylvania Lecture, Philadelphia, 9 April 1981
    12 11
    Vanderbilt University Lecture, Nashville, 23 April 1981
    12 12
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lecture, 23 April 1981
    12 13
    Dartmouth University Lecture, 6 May 1981
    12 14
    Hormones and Cyclic Nucleotides Conference, Stockholm, 24-26 May 1981
    12 15
    Action of Insulin Symposium, Gottingen, Germany, 11-12 May 1983
    12 16
    Conference on Cyclic Nucleotides, Milan, 27 June-1 July 1983
    12 17
    University of Toronto Seminar, 24 October 1984
    12 18
    Hormone Research Meeting, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, 9 November 1986
    12 19
    Bordetella pertussis Workshop, Hamilton, Montana, 18-20 August 1988
    12 20
    Diabetes Federation Congress, Sydney, Australia, 20-25 November 1988
    12 21
    Nobel Conference, Stockholm, 6-8 September 1989
    12 22
    Receptors Conference, Israel, 7-10 October 1990
    12 23
    Symposium on Cellular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 1991
    12 24
    Schueler Lecture in Pharmacology, Tulane University, 16-18 February 1991
    12 25
    Louis S. Harris Seminar in the Neurosciences, Virginia Medical College, 7 December 1993
    12 26
    National Advisory NIEHS Council Meeting, 23-24 May 1994 [part 1]
    12 27
    National Advisory NIEHS Council Meeting, 23-24 May 1994 [part 2]
    12 28
    Nobel Symposium, Brussels, 12 January 1995
    12 29
    Edmund Fischer Lecture, University of Washington, 9 March 1995
    12 30
    Robert O. Scow Symposium, NIH, 6 April 1995
    12 31
    Koppanyi Lecture, Georgetown University, 5 May 1995
    12 32
    Symposium in Honor of Martin Rodbell, NIH, 11 May 1995
    12 33
    Signal Transduction Symposium, Northwestern University, 16 May 1995
    12 34
    Symposium on Biomedical Science, University of Michigan, 19 May 1995
    13 1
    Salute to Excellence Weekend, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1-3 June 1995
    26
    Two name tags, Martin Rodbell and Barbara Rodbell, for Salute to Excellence Weekend, Williamsburg, VA, 1-3 June 1995
    13 2
    European Congress of Pharmacology Lecture, Milan, Italy, 19 June 1995
    13 3
    Sigma Diagnostics Dinner Lecture, St. Louis, 23 August 1995
    13 4
    Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association Lecture, Baltimore, 14 September 1995
    13 5
    Belgium Royal Academy of Medicine Lectures, September 1995
    13 6
    Johns Hopkins University Reception, 6 October 1995
    13 7
    Obesity Meeting, Baton Rouge, 14 October 1995
    13 8
    Distinguished Lecture in Biomedicine, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 17 October 1995
    13 9
    Mt. Sinai Medical School Lecture Series, New York City, 11 October 1995
    13 10
    Barcelona International Congress, 2-4 November 1995 [part 1]
    13 11
    Barcelona International Congress, 2-4 November 1995 [part 2]
    13 12
    University of Seville Lecture, 14 November 1995
    13 13
    Congress of Italian Scientists, Naples, 6-7 December 1995
    13 14
    Steinberg-Wylie Lecture, University of Maryland at Baltimore, 11 December 1995
    13 15
    Wyeth-Ayerst, Women's Health Research Institute Presentation, Philadelphia, 15 February 1996
    13 16
    Avery Steelman Lecture, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 11-12 March 1996
    13 17
    Virginia Medical College Symposium, Richmond, 18 March 1996
    13 18
    American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Lecture, Washington, D.C., 14-17 April 1996
    13 19
    Nelson J. Leonard Distinguished Lecturer, University of Illinois, Urbana, 18-19 April 1996
    13 20
    University of Maryland at Baltimore, Biochemistry Lecture, 20 May 1996
    13 21
    Evolution of the Receptor Concept Conference, Geneva, 13 June 1996
    13 22
    Jacques Monod Conference, INSERM, France, 24-28 June 1996
    13 23
    Meeting of Nobel Laureates, Lindau, 1-5 July 1996
    26
    Circular medallion "Tagungen der Nobelpreistrager Lindau", [ca. 1996]
    14 1
    Biology of Phagocytes Conference, Pavia, Italy, 4-7 September 1996
    14 2
    Adrenergic Mechanisms Conference, Portugal, 22-25 September 1996
    14 3
    Regulation of Enzyme Activity Symposium, Indianapolis, 30 September-1 October 1996
    14 4
    World Congress of Pathology, Budapest, 20-25 October 1996
    14 5
    McLean Lectures, Baylor University, 23 January 1997
    14 6
    Department of Energy Workshop, San Antonio, March 1997
    14 7
    Markey Lecture, Johns Hopkins University, 16 April 1997
    14 8
    Lancers Boys Club Lecture, Baltimore, 18 April 1997
    14 9
    Smith Kline Beehcam Pharmaceuticals Lecture, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 6 May 1997
    14 10
    World Conference on Inflammation, Geneva, 19-21 May 1997
    14 11
    Thomas H. Maren Lecture, Mt. Desert Isle Laboratory, Salsbury Cove, Maine, July 1997
    14 12
    Medical Scientist Lecture Series, University of California, Irvine, July 1997
    14 13
    North Carolina Academy of Science Lecture, Durham, August 1997
    14 14
    Marine Biology Conference, Italy, 22-29 September 1997
    14 15
    East Carolina University, Medical School Lecture, Greenville, North Carolina, 6 October 1997
    14 16
    DeWitt Stetton, Jr. Symposium, NIH, 8 October 1997
    14 17
    Charles H. Best Lecture, University of Toronto, 17-19 October 1997
    14 18
    Geever Lecture, University of Illinois, Chicago, 20 October 1997
    14 19
    Puerto Rico Medical Association Lecture, San Juan, 7 November 1997
    14 20
    "Ten Nobels for the Future" Seminar, Milan, Italy, 5-7 December 1997
    14 21
    Receptor Biology Roundtable, Massachusetts, 5-7 December 1997
    14 22
    NIDDK Symposium on International Cooperation in Research, NIH, 27 March 1998
    14 23
    Dakin Lecture, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, April 1998
    14 24
    Congress of Molecular Medicine, Berlin, 6-9 May 1998
    14 25
    International Congress of the Worldwide Hungarian Medical Academy, Budapest, 27-29 August 1998
    14 26
    Symposium Honoring Michiel Krans, Leiden, 30 October 1998
    14 27
    International Second Messengers and Phosphoproteins Conference, Jerusalem, Israel, November 1998
    14 28
    Rodbell Lecture Series, NIH, 16 November 1998
     
    IV.2 General Travel Files, 1971-1991 [subseries]:
    15 1
    Travel, 1971-1974
    15 2
    Travel, 1975
    15 3
    Travel, 1976
    15 4
    Travel, 1977
    15 5
    Travel, 1978-1979
    15 6
    Travel, 1980-1981
    15 7
    Travel, 1982
    15 8
    Travel, 1983
    15 9
    Travel, 1984
    15 10
    Travel, 1985
    15 11
    Travel, 1986
    15 12
    Travel, 1987
    15 13
    Travel, 1988-1991
     
    Series 5: Laboratory Work and Research Publications, 1965-1997 [series]:

    As a lifelong scientist Rodbell was a prolific researcher and writer. This series, divided into five subseries, consists of Rodbell's laboratory work and extensive research publications. The first subseries, arranged chronologically, contains the contents of eight laboratory notebooks from 1965 to 1976, a 1966 experiment on adenyl assay, and a file of 1971 experiment results. These important files record a number of G-protein experiments done by various scientists in Rodbell's laboratory. These experiments document the discovery of signal transduction. Mostly consisting of graphs and scientific findings these notebooks feature some charts drawn by Rodbell, and other scientific findings that led to the discovery of GTP (guanosine triphosphate) and the role of G-proteins in cellular communication. The loose papers were removed from their original binders and three of the original binders make up the second subseries. The binders feature unique illustrations and commentary by Rodbell's colleagues. The third subseries consists of three files of miscellaneous figures and charts mostly relating to GTP that appeared in various Rodbell publications.

     
    V.1 Laboratory Notebooks [subseries]:
    16 1
    "Anne Butler Jones", September-November 1965 [part 1]
    16 2
    "Anne Butler Jones", September-November 1965 [part 2]
    16 3
    "Anne Butler Jones", September-November 1965 [part 3]
    16 4
    [Martin Rodbell], "Solutions for Adenyl Cyclase Assay", April 1966
    16 5
    [Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 1]
    16 6
    [Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 2]
    16 7
    [Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 3]
    16 8
    [Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 4]
    16 9
    [Hendrik Michiel Jan] "Krans II", 1969-1970 [part 5]
    16 10
    Hendrik Michiel Jan Krans, Experiment Results, 1971
    16 11
    "1973 Summary, James P. Harwood", January-August 1973 [part 1]
    16 12
    "1973 Summary, James P. Harwood", January-August 1973 [part 2]
    16 13
    "1973 Summary, James P. Harwood", January-August 1973 [part 3]
    16 14
    "GTP" [guanosine triphosphate], 1975-1976 [part 1]
    16 15
    "GTP" [guanosine triphosphate], 1975-1976 [part 2]
    16 16
    "GTP" [guanosine triphosphate], 1975-1976 [part 3]
    17 1
    Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 1]
    17 2
    Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 2]
    17 3
    Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 3]
    17 4
    Untitled binder of experiments, 1975-1976 [part 4]
    17 5
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 1]
    17 6
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 2]
    17 7
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 3]
    17 8
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976 [part 4]
    17 9
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 1976 [part 1]
    17 10
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 1976 [part 2]
    17 11
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 1976 [part 3]
    17 12
    "Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 1]
    17 13
    "Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 2]
    17 14
    "Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 3]
    17 15
    "Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 4]
    17 16
    "Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976 [part 5]
     
    V.2 Binders [subseries]:
    18
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] I, Joint Experiments", 1975-1976
    18
    "Ann [Welton] and Andrew [Newby] II, GTPase Assay", March-November 1976
    18
    "Binding, 'What a Bind?'", April-July 1976
     
    V.3 Charts and Figures [subseries]:
    18 1
    Charts and Figures [part 1]
    18 2
    Charts and Figures [part 2]
    18 3
    Charts and Figures [part 3]
     
    V.4 Reprints [subseries]:
    19 1
    "The actions of glucagon on the adenylae cyclase system" (1981) TO "The actions of hormones on adenylate cyclase systems" (1978)
    19 2
    "The actions of insulin and catabolic hormones on the plasma membrane of the fat cells" (1968) TO "Activation of adenylate cyclase in hepatic membranes involves interactions of the catalytic unit with multimeric complexes of regulatory proteins" (1979)
    19 3
    "Effects of GTP on binding of (3H) glucagon to receptors in rat hepatic plasma membranes (1977)" TO "Evidence for specific binding sites for guanine nucleotides in adipocyte and hepatocyte plasma membranes. A difference in fate of GTP and guanosine 5'-(beta, gamma-imino) triphosphate" (1975)
    19 4
    "ADP is a potent inhibitor of human platelet plasma membrane adenylate cyclase" (1979) TO "Are Transducers the Response-Determining Step in Hormone Actions?" (no date)
    19 5
    "Beginnings of an Endocrinologist" (1991) TO "Bioinformatics: an emerging means of assessing environmental health" (1994)
    19 6
    "Carbachol-activated muscarinic (M1 and M3) receptors transfected into Chinese hamster ovary cells inhibit trafficking of endosomes" (1991) TO "The complex structure and regulation of adenylate cyclase" (1983)
    19 7
    "Current Contents Citation Classic" (1980) TO "The disaggregation theory of signal transduction revisited: further evidence that G proteins are multimeric and disaggregate to monomers when activated" (1993)
    19 8
    "Effects of GTP on binding of (3H) glucagon to receptors in rat hepatic plasma membranes (1977)" TO "Evidence for specific binding sites for guanine nucleotides in adipocyte and hepatocyte plasma membranes. A difference in fate of GTP and guanosine 5'-(beta, gamma-imino) triphosphate" (1975)
    19 9
    "The fat cell adenylate cyclase system. Characterization and manipulation of its bimodal regulation by GTP" (1979) TO "5'-Guanylylimidodiphosphate, a potent activator of adenylate cyclase systems in eukaryotic cells" (1974)
    19 10
    "Glucagon1-6 binds to the glucagon receptor and activates hepatic adenylate cyclase" (1979) TO "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. IV. Effects of guanylnucleotides on binding of 125I-glucagon" (1971)
    19 11
    "The glucagon-sensitive adenyl cyclase system in plasma membranes of rat liver. V. An obligatory role of guanylnucleotides in glucagon action" (1971) TO "G-proteins have characteristics of cytoskeletal proteins: A basis for the programmable messenger theory" (1988)
    19 12
    "G-proteins have properties of multimeric proteins: An explanation for the role of GTPases in their dynamic behavior" (1993) TO "GTP stimulates and inhibits adenylate cyclase in fat cell membranes through distinct regulatory processes" (1977)
    19 13
    "The hepatic adenylate cyclase system. I. Evidence for transition states and structural requirements for guanine nucloetide activation" (1975) TO "A highly sensitive adenylate cyclase assay" (1974)
    19 14
    "Hormones, receptors, and adenyl cyclase activity in mammalian cells" (1969) TO "Hydroxybenzylpindolol and hydroxybenzylpropranolol: partial beta adrenergic agonists of adenylate cyclase in the rat adipocyte" (1976)
    19 15
    "Inactivation of glucagon by plasma membranes of rat liver" (1972) TO "Isoproterenol stimulates shift" (1990)
    19 16
    "Lecithin synthesis in liver" (1955) TO "Localization of lipoprotein lipase in fat cells of rat adipose tissue" (1964)
    19 17
    "Metabolism of chylomicron proteins in the dog" (1959) TO "The metabolism of isolated fat cells. IV. Regulation of release of protein by Lipolytic hormones and insulin" (1966)
    19 18
    "The metabolism of isolated fat cells. VII. Sodium-linked, energy-dependent, and ouabain-sensitive potassium accumulation in ghosts" (1969) TO "Multiple inhibitory and activating effects of nucleotides and magnesium on adrenal adenylate cyclase" (1975)
    19 19
    "The nature of proteins associated with dog and human chylomicrons (1959)" TO "N-terminal amino acid and lipid composition of lipoprotiens from chyle and plasma" (1958)
    19 20
    "Octyl glucoside extracts GTP-binding regulatory proteins from rat brain 'synaptoneurosomes' as large, polydisperse structures devoid of beta gammacomplexes and sensitive to disaggregation by guanine nucleotides (1990)" TO "Opiate receptor-mediated inhibition of adenylate cyclase in rat striatal plasma membranes" (1982)
    19 21
    "A persistent active state of the adenylate cyclase system produced by the combined actions of isoproterenol and guanylyl imidodiphosphate in frog erythrocyte membranes (1975)" TO "Programmable messengers: a new theory of hormone action" (1985)
    19 22
    "Properties of the adenyl cyclase systems in liver and adipose cells: the mode of action of hormones (1970)" TO "Proteolysis activates adenylate cyclase in rat liver and AC-lymphoma cell independently of the guanine nucleotide regulatory site" (1980)
    20 1
    "The reaction of glucagon with its receptor: evidence for discrete regions of activity and binding in the glucagon molecule" (1971) TO "The removal and metabolism of triglycerides by perfused liver" (1964)
    20 2
    "Reversible activation of hepatic adenylate cyclase by guanyl-5'-yl-(alpha,beta-methylene)diphosphonate and guanyl-5'-yl imidodiphosphate" (1977) TO "Role of adenine and guanine nucleotides in the activity and response of adenylate cyclase systems to hormones: evidence for multi-site transition states" (1975)
    20 3
    "The role of GTP-binding proteins in hormone action: adenylate cyclase and other transduction processes (no date)" TO "The role of GTP-binding proteins in signal transduction: from the sublimely simple to the conceptually complex" (1992)
    20 4
    "The role of GTP in coupling of hormone receptors and adenylate cyclase" (1979) TO "The role of nucleotide regulatory components in the coupling of hormone receptors and adenylate cyclase" (1978)
    20 5
    "Selective effects of organic mercurials on the GTP-regulatory proteins of adenylate cyclase systems" (1980) TO "Signal transduction: A twenty year history of G-proteins" (no date)
    20 6
    "Simple model for hormone-activated adenylate cyclase systems" (1976) TO "The structure of adenylate cyclase systems" (1981)
    20 7
    "Structure-function relationships in adenylate cyclase systems" (1982) TO "The structure of hormone-sensitive adenylate cyclase systems" (no date)
    20 8
    "Structure of the turkey erythrocyte adenylate cyclase system" (1981) TO "Toward a unifying hypothesis for the effects of cholera toxin catalysed adp-ribosylation in diverse adenylate cyclase systems" (1980)
    20 9
    Miscellaneous Writings and Reprints
     
    V.5 Writings of Others [subseries]:
    20 10
    Vivian Joyce Goldberg, "Glucagon Action on Isolated Liver Cells" Ph.D. diss., Georgetown University, 1973
    20 11
    Citation list of reprints kept by Rodbell
     
    Series 6: Nobel Prize, Honorary Degrees, and Other Awards, 1970-1998 [series]:

    In addition to the other series focusing Rodbell's professional activities and travel, this series covers the numerous awards and professional honors that Rodbell received during his scientific career. Rodbell's most significant awards are covered in three subseries and then a fourth subseries contains files on other honors. Materials are arranged chronologically and similar items, such as official documentation and letters of congratulations are grouped together. Photographs from several of the award ceremonies are found in the photographic series, and some of the larger materials such as honorary degrees and certificates are kept with the oversize materials.

    The first subseries covers Rodbell's winning the Gairdner Foundation International Award in 1984. Included in this subseries are presentation materials, his acceptance speech, and letters of congratulations. Three years later, in 1987, Rodbell was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). This important induction is covered in the second subseries which contains correspondence, articles and clippings, and letters of congratulations. But the most prestigious honor was the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which Rodbell received jointly with Alfred G. Gilman, for their discovery of signal transduction. The third subseries contains materials related to his receiving the Nobel. These files cover Rodbell's 1994 trip to Sweden to receive the award, varied correspondence, letters of congratulations, and numerous articles and clippings. The fourth subseries covers Rodbell's other professional awards, appointments, and honorary degrees. This series shows the diversity of professional and scientific awards that Rodbell received during his lifetime.

     
    VI.1 Gairdner Award, 1984 [subseries]:
     
    Official Documentation [subseries]:
    20 12
    Correspondence, 1984-1989
     
    Presentation Materials [subseries]:
    20 13
    Acceptance Speech
    20 14
    Schedule of Events
    20 15
    Programs and Invitations
    20 16
    Sketches of Winners
     
    Notes and Letters of Congratulations [subseries]:
    20 17
    September-November 1984
     
    Publicity [subseries]:
    20 18
    Articles and Clippings, August-November 1984
     
    VI.2 Election to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), 1987 [subseries]:
     
    Presentation Materials [subseries]:
    20 19
    Programs and Invitations
    26
    Name tag, Martin Rodbell, National Academy of Sciences Member, [ca. 1987]
     
    Notes and Letters of Congratulations [subseries]:
    20 20
    March-May 1987
    20 20
    June-July 1987
     
    Publicity [subseries]:
    21 1
    Articles, May-June 1987
    21 2
    Newspaper Clippings, 1987 [part 1]
    21 3
    Newspaper Clippings, 1987 [part 2] [photocopies]
     
    VI.3 Nobel Prize, 1994 [subseries]:
     
    Official Documentation [subseries]:
    21 4
    Nomination, January 1994
    21 5
    Award Letter, 10 October 1994
    21 6
    Press Releases, 10 October 1994
    21 7
    Correspondence with Alfred Gilman, 20 October 1994
    21 8
    Copyright Assignment to Nobel, 26 October 1994
    21 9
    Correspondence, October-December 1994
    21 10
    Nobel Awards Winners, 1994
     
    Prize Materials [subseries]:
    26
    Nobel Prize Packet [blue felt], ca. 1994
    26
    Nobel Diploma (in Swedish) in Presentation Portfolio, 10 December 1994
     
    Presentation Materials [subseries]:
    21 11
    Acceptance Speech, 10 December 1994
    21 12
    Nobel Lecture [reprint], 1995
    21 13
    Page proofs for Nobel Book, 1995
     
    Notes and Letters of Congratulations [subseries]:
    21 14
    10 October 1994
    21 15
    11 October 1994
    21 16
    12-13 October 1994
    21 17
    14-17 October 1994
    21 18
    18 October-November 1994
    21 19
    1995-1996
    21 20
    Photocopies of Faxes, 1994-1996
     
    NIH Nobel Reception, 28 October 1994 [subseries]:
    21 21
    Invitation, October 1994
     
    White House Nobel Prizewinners' Reception, 28 November 1994 [subseries]:
    21 22
    Invitation, November 1994
     
    Stockholm Trip, December 1994 [subseries]:
    21 23
    Correspondence, December 1994
    21 24
    Schedule of Events [part 1]
    21 25
    Schedule of Events [part 2]
    21 26
    Programs [part 1]
    21 27
    Programs [part 2]
    22 1
    Programs [part 3]
    22 2
    Programs [part 4]
    22 3
    Invitations and cards
    22 4
    Menus
    22 5
    Stockholm Souvenirs
     
    Publicity [subseries]:
    22 6
    Interviews, 1994
    22 7
    Articles, 1992-1994
    22 8
    Articles, 1995-1996
    22 9
    Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 1]
    22 10
    Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 2]
    22 11
    Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 3]
    22 12
    Newspaper Clippings, 1994-1995 [part 4] [photocopies]
     
    VI.4 Other Awards [subseries]:
    Oversize
    Johns Hopkins University, B.A. diploma, 14 June 1949
    26
    University of Washington, Ph.D. diploma, Presentation Portfolio, 20 August 1954
    22 13
    Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity, Member, 21 August 1943
    22 14
    American Society of Biological Chemists, Member, 16 April 1970
    22 15
    Gordon Research Conferences, Chairman of Conference on Cyclic AMP, 1972
    Oversize
    Senior Executive Service (SES), Charter Member, 13 July 1979
    22 16
    NIH Award of Merit [photocopy], 1984
    22 17
    Department of Health and Human Services, 30 Years of Federal Service, ca. 1986
    22 18
    Richard Lounsbery Award, 1987
    Oversize
    Japanese Biochemical Society, Member [accompanied with English translation], 14 October 1987
    22 19
    Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation, Visiting Professor Pro Tempore, 20 November 1989
    22 20
    American Academy Arts and Sciences, Member, 14 April 1993
    22 21
    Bristol-Meyers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research, Nomination, 27 October 1993
    22 22
    Virginia Commonwealth University, Innovator in Biochemistry Lectureship, 11 April 1995
    22 23
    Baltimore City College Hall of Fame, Member, 17 November 1995
    26
    Baltimore City College Hall of Fame, Presentation Portfolio, 17 November 1995
    22 24
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Avery Steelman Lecture, March 1996
     
    Virginia Commonwealth University Honorary Degree, 18 May 1996 [subseries]:
    23 1
    Correspondence, May-June 1996
    23 2
    Programs and Cards
    26
    Honorary degree, Presentation Portfolio
    26
    Citation marking the award, Presentation Portfolio
     
    University of Washington, Distinguished Alumni Award, 6 June 1996 [subseries]:
    23 3
    Correspondence, March-July 1996
    24 4
    Programs and Cards
    23 5
    Articles
     
    University of Geneva, Honorary Degree, 8 June 1996 [subseries]:
    23 6
    Correspondence, February-June 1996
    23 7
    Programs and Cards
    23 8
    Newspaper Clippings
    23 9
    Council of State Certificate, 17 April 1996
    Oversize
    Honorary Degree, 8 June 1996
    23 10
    Sigma Xi [The Scientific Research Society], Member, 1997
    23 11
    The North Carolina Awards, Award for Science, 1998
    26
    Certificate for The North Carolina Awards, Award in Science, 1998, Presentation Portfolio
     
    Series 7. Photographs, 1925-1996 [series]:

    This series contains photographs and a handful of slides divided roughly into two aspects of Rodbell's life, the personal and professional. These designations make up the two chronologically arranged subseries. The first subseries contains photographs of Rodbell's childhood, his children, and related family members. This series also features single shots of Rodbell arranged by rough time periods. Many of the photographs in this subseries are undated and identified, but some have descriptions and/or dates inscribed on the back. These important photographs cover the non-scientific and more informal events in Rodbell's life and go well with the materials from the personal and biographical series. The second subseries consists of photographs from Rodbell's professional career. This subseries features photographs from Rodbell's laboratories, official conference photographs showing Rodbell and other attendees, and a number of unidentified and undated conference photographs. Some of these conference photographs are part of files from the conferences and travel series. There are also photographs taken at awards ceremonies, featuring some from the 1994 Nobel Prize ceremony. This subseries also includes a number of miscellaneous pictures of Rodbell's students, peers, and colleagues.

     
    VII.1 Personal [subseries]:
     
    Childhood and Young Adulthood [subseries]:
    23 12
    Childhood, ca. 1925-1935
    23 13
    Jacobson Family, 1932
    23 14
    Young Adulthood, ca. 1935-1944
    23 15
    United States Navy, 1944-1946
    23 16
    Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity, Johns Hopkins University, 1946-1949
    23 17
    Post-War, 1947-1950
     
    Rodbell Family [subseries]:
    23 18
    Marriage and Family, ca. 1950-1960
    23 19
    Venice Trip, April 1961
    23 20
    Family Home, Somerset, Maryland, 1966
    23 21
    Paul Citroen Visit, 1972
    23 22
    Family Vacations and Travel, ca. 1970s
    23 23
    Family Vacations and Travel, ca. 1990s
     
    Single Photographs of Rodbell [subseries]:
    23 24
    ca. 1970s
    23 25
    ca. 1980s
    23 26
    ca. 1990s
     
    VII.2 Professional [subseries]:
     
    Laboratory Work [subseries]:
    23 27
    Early Laboratory Work, 1960-1966
    23 28
    Institute de Biochemie Clinique, Geneva, 1967-1968
    Oversize
    Institute de Biochemie Clinique, Geneva, one photograph with three charts, ca. 1968
    23 29
    NIH Laboratory, ca. early 1970s
    23 30
    Laboratory of Nutrition and Endocrinology, August 1979
    23 31
    University of Geneva, ca. early 1980s
    23 32
    Rodbell in NIEHS lab, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, ca. 1990s
     
    Conferences [subseries]:
    23 33
    International Symposium on Protein and Polypeptide Hormones, Belgium, 1968
    Oversize
    Gordon Research Conferences, New Hampshire, 14-18 July 1969
    23 34
    Capri Conference, Italy, 25-26 March 1970, [part 1]
    23 35
    Capri Conference, Italy, 25-26 March 1970, [part 2]
    23 36
    Capri Conference, Italy, 25-26 March 1970, [part 3]
    23 37
    Gordon Research Conferences, New Hampshire, 1970-1972
    23 38
    Neurosciences Research Program, 5-7 March 1972
    23 39
    Advances in Glucagon Research Conference, Santa Ynez Valley, California, 13-16 October 1974
    23 40
    Conference on Liver Cell Plasma Membranes, June 1977
    23 41
    Nobel Symposium 42, Stockholm, 8-10 June 1978
    23 42
    Symposium on Molecular Endocrinology, UCLA-Riverside, 27-29 March 1980
    23 43
    Symposium on Cellular Molecular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 1991, [part 1]
    23 44
    Symposium on Cellular Molecular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 1991, [part 2]
    23 45
    Symposium on Cellular Molecular Endocrinology, Lake Placid, New York, 26-29 September 1991, [part 3]
    24 1
    Symposium in Honor of Martin Rodbell, NIH [six slides], 11 May 1995
    24 2
    Signal Transduction Symposium, Northwestern University, 16 May 1995
    24 3
    Barcelona International Congress, 2-4 November 1995
    24 4
    University of Seville Lecture, 14 November 1995
    24 5
    Regulation of Enzyme Activity Symposium, Indianapolis, 30 September-1 October 1996
     
    Unidentified Conferences [subseries]:
    24 6
    ca. 1970s [part 1]
    24 7
    ca. 1970s [part 2]
    24 8
    ca. 1980s [part 1]
    Oversize
    ca. 1980s [part 2]
    24 9
    ca. 1990s
     
    Awards [subseries]:
    24 10
    Election to the National Academy of Science, 1987
    24 11
    NIH Nobel Reception, 28 October 1994
    24 12
    White House Nobel Prizewinners' Reception, 28 November 1994
    24 13
    Nobel Prize, December 1994 [part 1]
    24 14
    Nobel Prize, December 1994 [part 2]
    Oversize
    Nobel Prize, December 1994 [part 3]
     
    Miscellaneous [subseries]:
    24 15
    Eva Krug, 1982
    24 16
    Rodbell with Ph.D. student, Stockholm, 1987
    24 17
    Werner Schlegel and Dermot Cooper, 1990
    24 18
    Baltimore City College Reunion, 1993
    24 19
    Rodbell with Julius Axelrod, 1994
    24 20
    Cover of Environmental Health Perspectives 102 (November 1994)
    Oversize
    Cover of Environmental Health Perspectives 102 (November 1994)
    24 21
    Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology poster, 1994
    24 22
    Event at Natcher Building, NIH, Bethesda, ca. late 1990s
    24 23
    Eight slides of Nobelists who worked with hormone research,
    24 24
    Unidentified
     
    Series 8: Audiovisuals, 1998 [series]:

    This series contains audiovisual materials in three subseries. The first subseries consists of one videotape containing a 1998 lecture at NIEHS given by Rodbell, entitled "Fifty Years in Science: Zigs and Zags with a Common Theme." The second subseries contains two interviews: one with Barbara Rodbell, and the other with Fernando Ribeiro-Neto, Rodbell's protégé at the NIEHS. David Serlin, a project historian, conducted these interviews during a December 1999 research trip to Chapel Hill, N.C. The third subseries contains one miscellaneous item, a five-minute long videotape recording of Rodbell's NIEHS office taken by David Serlin during 1999.

     
    VIII.1 Presentations [subseries]:
    25
    Dr. Martin Rodbell, Laboratory of Signal Transduction NIEHS, "Fifty Years in Science: Zigs and Zags with a Common Theme", 16 November 1998, videotaped at NIEHS by Michael Kuhn, VHS, 81 minutes
     
    VIII.2 Interviews [subseries]:
    25
    Audio Interview with Barbara Rodbell, Chapel Hill, 4 December 1999, by David Serlin, cassette tape, 100 minutes
    25
    Video Interview with Fernando Ribeiro-Neto, 5 December 1999, by David Serlin, 2 mini digital video cassettes, 100 minutes
     
    VIII.3 Miscellaneous [subseries]:
    25
    Video of Rodbell's NIEHS office and lab, 6 December 1999, by David Serlin, 1 mini digital video cassette, 5 minutes
    25
    CD-ROM of Animation about G-Protein (M. Rodbell), from Cassio Gallate Ribeiro, 10 December 1999, 2 minutes
     
    Oversize Materials [series]:

    Oversize materials are items that were too large to house in normal sized Hollinger boxes and are kept separately for preservation considerations. Materials are kept in either a large oversize box (box 26) or are kept loosely. Posters are listed at the end of the finding aid, but other materials are listed in the finding guide within their appropriate intellectual series and subseries.

     
    Posters [subseries]:
    Les Houches Lectures, France, 30 July-30 August 1979
    Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology poster, 1994
    Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology poster, in English, 1994
    Nobel Prize poster, in Swedish, 1994
    Symposium in Honor of Martin Rodbell, NIH, 11 May 1995
    Belgium Royal Academy of Medicine Lectures, September 1995
    Announcement of Program for Honorary degree from the University of Geneva, 8 June 1996
    Receptor Concept Conference, Geneva, 13 June 1996