The Winship Herr Collection is comprised mainly of material generated from 1991 to 1994. At CSHL, Dr. Herr’s work focused on the mechanics of transcriptional regulation in eukaryotes utilizing two cellular proteins, Oct-1 and Oct-2 and a herpes simplex protein, VP16.
(Winship Herr, Craig Hinkley, Michelle Cleary, Betty Lee, Bill Tansey - 1993)
Dr. Herr’s work is clearly sophisticated and his methodology as meticulous and thorough as one would expect from an esteemed senior scientist and his lab at CSHL.
However, even the best scientists cannot predict when inspiration strikes and must use whatever is at hand to record their findings. Seen here is a note on the Oct-1 and Oct-2 proteins, written on an everyday paper towel.
- Amy Driscoll, Project Archivist