T.C. Hsu Oral History Interview 1, April 11, 2001

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The interview with Dr. Tao-Chiuh Hsu begins with the doctor recounting his early career in the United States as a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston. He shares his story about how he stumbled upon the hypotonic solution to separate chromosomes for deeper analysis of genes. Dr. Hsu explains his reasons for leaving the Medical Branch and joining M. D. Anderson for better laboratory and teaching opportunities. He shares an anecdote about the original main building of the institution. The interview explores Dr. Hsu’s promotions and positions held within the institution and touches on his relationships and collaborative work with Drs. R. Lee Clark, Charles M. Pomerat, Felix Haas, and Daniel Billen. Dr. Hsu shares his cultural experiences in terms of language barriers, naturalization and family immigration process. The interview concludes with Dr. Hsu answering questions about colleagues who worked with him in his lab over the years.

Creator(s): Hsu, T. C. (Tao-Chiuh)
Creation Date: May 11, 2001
Partner(s):
University of Texas MD Anderson Center
Collection(s):
Texas History Collection
Texas Oral History Collection
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Date(s):
  • Creation: May 11, 2001
Description:

The interview with Dr. Tao-Chiuh Hsu begins with the doctor recounting his early career in the United States as a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin and the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston. He shares his story about how he stumbled upon the hypotonic solution to separate chromosomes for deeper analysis of genes. Dr. Hsu explains his reasons for leaving the Medical Branch and joining M. D. Anderson for better laboratory and teaching opportunities. He shares an anecdote about the original main building of the institution. The interview explores Dr. Hsu’s promotions and positions held within the institution and touches on his relationships and collaborative work with Drs. R. Lee Clark, Charles M. Pomerat, Felix Haas, and Daniel Billen. Dr. Hsu shares his cultural experiences in terms of language barriers, naturalization and family immigration process. The interview concludes with Dr. Hsu answering questions about colleagues who worked with him in his lab over the years.

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1 sound recording (91 min.) : digital

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Partner:
University of Texas MD Anderson Center
Collection:
Texas History Collection
Collection:
Texas Oral History Collection
Relation (Is Part Of): Making Cancer History Voices Oral History Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Hsu_TC_20010411
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth159741
Resource Type: Sound
Format: Audio
Citation:
Preferred Citation: T.C. Hsu Oral History Interview 1, April 11, 2001, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.