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

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Interview with Dr. Tao-Chiuh Hsu, beginning 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 ... continued below

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1 sound recording (91 min.) : digital

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Hsu, T. C. (Tao-Chiuh); Olson, James Stuart & Brunet, Lesley Williams April 11, 2001.

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Interview with Dr. Tao-Chiuh Hsu, beginning 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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  • Preferred Citation: T.C. Hsu Oral History Interview 1, April 11, 2001, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Texas History Collection

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  • April 11, 2001

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  • June 7, 2011, 4:06 p.m.

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  • March 31, 2017, 4:02 p.m.

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Hsu, T. C. (Tao-Chiuh); Olson, James Stuart & Brunet, Lesley Williams. Oral History Interview with T. C. Hsu, April 11, 2001, audio recording, April 11, 2001; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth159741/: accessed June 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas MD Anderson Center.