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Born Brooklyn, New York, September 2, 1940.
Married Amy Steinberg, December 21, 1961.
2000-2001 Chavruta partnership Study, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
1998-1999 Sabbatical year in the First Year Program, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Dept. of Psychiatry, Columbia University.
1996-1998 Jewish Theological Seminary, Chavruta Study Group on Theology, Prof. Neil Gillman.
1969-1970 Weizmann Institute, Rehovot, Israel, with Prof. Ernest Winocour. NIH Special Fellowship.
1966-1968 New York University Medical Center, Pathology Department, N.Y. NIH Postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Howard Green.
1963, summer Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, Embryology.
1961-1966 Brandeis University, Biology Department, NIH Predoctoral Training Fellowship, Ph.D. Thesis: "Studies on the Specificity of Transfer RNA."
1957-1961 Columbia College, Columbia University, N. Y., B.A., major in Physics. New York State Regents Scholarship.
2010 Columbia Mentor Appreciation Award
2009 Wisdom Medal, in honor of Rudolf Wittkower
2008 Gershom Mendes Seixas Award, Columbia-Barnard Hillel
2005 Bonhoeffer Lecture, Humboldt University, Berlin.
2002 Torah u’Madda Lecture, Yeshiva University.
2001 Mendel Lecture, St. Peter’s College.
2000 Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities, Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
1999 Schoff Memorial Lectures, Columbia University.
1999 Gittelson-Meyerowitz Distinguished Service Award, Sutton place Synagogue.
1995 Lionel Trilling Award, For Signs of Life: The Language and Meanings of DNA.
1994 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1993 Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
1989 Alexander Hamilton Medal, Columbia University.
1987 William Brockman Memorial Lecture, U. Michigan
1986 Who's Who in America; American Men and Women of Science.
1986 American Association For Higher Education, Commendation.
1974 National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award.
Since 2009 Earth Institute Professor
Since 1978 Professor, Columbia University, Department of Biological Sciences.
Since 2002 Adjunct Professor of Science and Religion, Union Theological Seminary.
Since 2000 Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Departments of Religion, EEEB.
Since 1999 Lecturer, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University.
Since 1994 Adjunct Professor, Columbia University, Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
2005-2006 Fellow, Heyman Center for the Humanities.
1998-1999 Affiliate Scholar, Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University.
1993-1994 Visiting Scholar, Dartmouth College, Department of Anthropology.
1975-1978 Professor, SUNY Stony Brook Medical School, department of Microbiology.
1970-1974 Senior Scientist, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
1968-1970 Instructor; Asst. Prof., NYU Medical Center, Pathology Department.
Selected Public Speaking
2006-2011 Congregation B'nai Jeshurun; American Museum of Natural History; Stevens Institute of Technology; The Riverside Church, NYC; New York Theological Seminary; All Souls Church, NYC; Columbia College Dean’s Day; Calhoun School, NY; Communion and Liberation, NYU; The Century Association, NY; Yeshiva University Kollel, NY; Skirball Institute, NY; Church World Service Disaster Ministry Forum, Princeton Theological Seminary; Jewish Theological Seminary, Adenauer Forum; Congregation Ramath Orah, NYC; Metanexus, Philadelphia; Center for Religious Inquiry, NYC; Philoctetes Society, NYC; Church of the Ascension, New York, First Presbyterian Church, NY; First Presbyterian Church, Greenwich, CT; WNYC-FM; American Museum of Natural History, NYC.
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
1999-2007 Tapestry Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TPPH), a pharmaceuticals firm. Director.
1995-2005 Nutrition 21 Inc. (Nasdaq: NXXI), a nutrient supplements firm. Director.
Since 2011 Director, University Seminars.
Since 2010 Faculty Advisor, Greenborough Special Housing
Since 2010 Advisor, Sustainable Development Major.
Since 2006 Senator, Co-Chair, Faculty Affairs Committee, University Senate.
Since 1999 Director, Columbia University Center for the Study of Science and Religion.
2003-2008 Congregation Ramath Orah, Board.
2001-2010 Advisory Board of Columbia/Barnard Hillel
1999-2010 Member, Board of Directors of Columbia/Barnard Hillel.
1997-2001 Jewish Campus Life Fund of Columbia University, President.
1996-1999 Board of Overseers, List College, Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
1996-1998 Board of Trustees, Solomon Schechter High School of New York.
1989-1994 Board of Trustees, Brandeis University.
1990-1995 Board of Trustees, The New York Foundation.
1982-1989 Columbia College, Columbia University, Dean.
Since 2007 Friends of Israel Science and Technology Schools.
Since 2006 Faculty Advisory Board, Columbia Science Review.
Since 2000 Science Advisory Board, New York Hall of Science.
Since 1999 Katzki award committee, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
2004-2009 National Council of Churches, Human Genetics Policy Development Committee.
2003-2009 International Advisory Board, John Templeton Foundation.
2000-2002 Advisory Board, John Templeton Foundation.
2000-2002 Advisory Board, California Newsreel, program on Race.
1999 Advisory Board, Fred Friendly Seminars.
1998 Advisory Board, Program in Religion and Ecology, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University.
1998 Senior consultant, Dialog Between Religion and Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1996-2002 Advisory Board, Center for the History of Recent Science, George Washington University, Washington DC.
1996-1997 Commission on Israel-Diaspora Relations, Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem.
1995-2001 World Economic Forum, Geneva; Fellow and participant.
1995-1997 MacArthur/ACLS Liberal Arts Colleges Program, Consultant.
Since 2002 Senior Editor, Columbia University Press Series of books on Science and Religion.
2002-2009 Editorial board, FASEB Journal.
1998-2009 Editorial Board, Earthscape (EPIC).
1997-1999 Editorial Board, 21stC, Columbia University.
1989-2009 Editorial Board, “Environmental Management and Health.”
Since 2009 Biology 3700, Independent Clinical Research
Since 2009 EEEB W 4321, "Human Identity"
Since 2006 Frontiers of Science, Core Curriculum, Columbia College
Since 2005 Short course on science and religion for clergy, “DNA, Evolution, and the Soul,” UTS
2008-2010 Biology C3500/F3500, Independent Research.
1994-2005 Biology EEEB W2001, an entry-level majors course in molecular biology and genetics from an evolutionary perspective.
1989-2005 Biology BIOL 4065, a graduate-level seminar on the molecular biology of disease.
2003-2005 Religion V2820 "Science and Religion, East and West." An introductory course for the major in Science and Religion.
1989-2001 Biology BIOL3500, Independent Research (Director).
1997-1998 Lehrhaus, on Scientific and Jewish Texts, with Prof. Neil Gillman, Jewish Theological Seminary.
1996-1998 Inter-school Faculty Seminar on Human diversity.
1979-1998 Biology 1002, a course on the theory and practice of biology, for non-scientists.
2. Pollack, R., H. Green, H., and G. Todaro, 1968.
Growth control in cultured cells: Selection of sublines with increased sensitivity to contact inhibition and decreased tumor-producing ability. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 60: 126-133.
3. Pollack, R., and M. Burger, 1969.
Surface-Specific characteristics of a contact-inhibited cell line containing the SV40 viral genome. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 62: 1074-1076.
4. Pollack, R., and G. Teebor, 1969.
Relationship of contact inhibition to tumor transplantability, morphology and growth rate. Cancer Res. 29: 1770-1772.
5. Wang, R.J., R. Pollack, T. Kusano and H. Green, 1970.
Human-mouse hybrid cell lines and susceptibility to poliovirus. I. Conversion from polio sensitivity to polio resistance accompanying loss of human gene-dependent polio receptors. J. Virol. 5: 677-681.
6. Kusano, T., R. J. Wang, R. Pollack and H. Green, 1970.
Human-mouse hybrid cell lines and susceptibility to polio virus. II. Polio sensitivity and the chromosome constitution of the hybrids. J. Virol. 5: 682-685.
8. Pollack, R., Wolman, S. and Vogel, A., 1970.
Reversion of virus-transformed lines: Hyperploidy accompanies retention of viral genes. Nature 228: 938, 967-970.
9. Pollack, R., Salas, J., Wang, R., Kusano, T., and Green, H., 1971.
Human-mouse hybrid cell lines and susceptibility to species-specific viruses. J. Cell.Physiol. 77: 117-120.
10. Green, H., Wang, R., Basilico, C., Pollack, R., Kusano, T. and Salas, J., 1971.
Mammalian somatic cell hybrids and their susceptibility to viral infection. Fed. Proc. 30: 930-934.
10a. Pollack, R., and Sambrook, J., 1971.
Comments and suggestions on laboratory technique. Cold Spring Harbor Lab, internal memo, June 28.
11. Pollack, R., and Goldman, R., 1973.
Synthesis of infective polio virus in BSC-1 monkey cells enucleated with cytochalasin B. Science 179: 915-916.
12. Goldman, R., Pollack R., and Hopkins, N.H., 1973.
Preservation of normal behavior by enucleated cells in culture. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 70: 750-754.
13. Pollack, R., and Vogel, A., 1973.
Isolation and characterization of revertant cell lines. II. Growth control of a polyploid revertant line derived from SV40-transformed 3T3 mouse cells. J. Cell. Physiol. 82: 93-100.
14. Vogel, A., Risser, R., and Pollack, R., 1973.
Isolation and characterization of revertant cell lines. III. Isolation of density-revertants of SV40-transformed 3T3 cells using colchicine. J. Cell Physiol. 82: 181-188.
15. Vogel, A. and Pollack, R., 1973.
Isolation and characterization of revertant cell lines. IV. Direct selection of serum-revertant sublines of SV40-transformed 3T3 mouse cells. J. Cell Physiol. 82: 189-198.
16. Pollack, R., 1973.
The Culture of Mammalian Cells. Chapter 2, pp. 74-172, in The Molecular Biology of Tumor Viruses (ed. J. Tooze). Cold Spring Harbor Press: Cold Spring Harbor, New York.
17. Goldman, R., Berg, G., Bushnell, A., Chang, C., Dickerman, L., Hopkins,H., Miller, M., Pollack, R., and Wang, R., 1973.
Fibrillar systems in cell motility. Ciba Foundation Symposium 14: 83-107.
18. Oey, J., Vogel, A. and Pollack, R., 1974.
Intracellular cyclic AMP concentration responds specifically to growth regulation by serum. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 71: 694-698.
19. Risser, R. and Pollack, R., 1974.
A non-selective analysis of SV40 transformation of mouse 3T3 cells. Virology 59: 477-489.
20. Pollack, R., Goldman, R.D., Conlon, S., and Chang, C., 1974.
Properties of enucleated cells. II. Characteristic overlapping of transformed cells is reestablished by enucleates. Cell 3: 51-54.
21. Vogel, A. and Pollack, R., 1974.
Isolation and characterization of revertant cell lines. VI. Susceptibility of revertants to retransformation by Simian Virus 40 and murine sarcoma virus. J. Virol. 14: 1404-1410.
22. Pollack, R., Risser, R., Conlon, S., and Rifkin, D., 1974.
Plasminogen activator production accompanies loss of anchorage regulation in transformation of primary rat embryo cells by Simian Virus 40. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 71: 4792-2796.
23. Pollack, R., and Hough, P.V.C., 1974.
The cell surface and malignant transformation. Annual Rev. Med. 25: 431-446.
24. Vogel, A. and Pollack, R., 1974.
Methods for obtaining revertants of transformed cells. Methods in Cell Biology, 8: 75-92. (ed. D.Prescott), New York: Academic Press.
25. Goldman, R. and Pollack, R., 1974.
Uses of enucleated cells. Methods in Cell Biology, 8: 123-143 (ed. D. Prescott). New York: Academic Press.
26. Vogel, A., Oey, J., and Pollack, R., 1974.
Two classes of revertants isolated from SV40-transformed 3T3 mouse cells. Control of Proliferation in Animal Cells, (ed. B. Clarkson and R. Baserga), 125-138. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Press, New York.
27. Risser, R. and Pollack, R., 1974.
Biological analysis of clones of SV40-infected mouse 3T3 cells. Control of Proliferation in Animal Cells, (ed. B. Clarkson and R. Baserga), 139-150. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Press, New York.
28. Sambrook, J. and Pollack, R., 1974.
Basic methodology for cell culture-cell transformation. Methods in Enzymology 32 part B, Chapter 55, 583-592. New York: Academic Press.
29. Pollack, R., and Risser, R., 1974.
The different stable patterns of growth control induced by SV40 infection of normal cells. Mechanisms of Virus Disease (ed. W. Robinson and C. Fox), 261-270. San Francisco: Benjamin.
30. Goldman, R., Lazarides, E., Pollack, R., and Weber, K., 1975.
The distribution of actin in non-muscle cells: The use of actin antibody in the localization of actin within the microfilament bundles of Mouse 3T3 cells. Exptl. Cell Res. 90: 333.
31. Vogel, A., and Pollack, R., 1975.
Isolation and characterization of revertant cell lines VII. DNA synthesis and mitotic rate of serum-sensitive revertants in non-permissive growth conditions. J.Cell Physiol. 85: 151-162.
32. Risser, R., Rifkin, D., and Pollack, R., 1975.
The stable classes of transformed cells induced by SV40 infection of established 3T3 cells and primary rat embryonic cells. Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology 39: 317-324.
33. Weber, K., Lazarides, E., Goldman, R., Vogel, R., and Pollack, R., 1975.
Localization and distribution of actin fibers in normal, transformed and revertant cells. Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology 39: 363-369.
34. Pollack, R., Osborn, M., and Weber, K., 1975.
Patterns of organization of actin and myosin in normal and transformed cultured cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 72: 994-998.
35. Weber K., Pollack, R., and Bibring, T., 1975.
Antibody against tubulin: The specific visualization of cytoplasmic microtubules in tissue culture cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 72: 459-463.
36. Vogel, A., Ozanne, B. and Pollack, R., 1975.
DNA content in normal, transformed and revertant mouse cell lines. Mammalian Cells: Probes and Problems, Los Alamos Life Sciences Symp. I: 76-89. Oak Ridge, Tenn: USERDA.
37. Goldman, R.D., Pollack, R., Chang, C.M., and Bushnell,A., 1975.
Properties of enucleated cells. III. Changes in cytoplasmic architecture of enucleated BHK-21 cells following trypsinization and replating. Exptl. Cell Res. 93:175-183.
38. Pollack, R., Risser, R., Conlon, S., Freedman, V., Shin, S. and Rifkin, D., 1975.
Production of plasminogen activator and colonial growth in semi-solid medium are in vitro correlates of tumorigenicity in the immune-deficient nude mouse. Proteases and Biological Control, (ed. E. Reich, D. Rifkin, and E. Shaw), 885-899. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Press.
39. Shin, S., Freedman, V., Risser R., and Pollack, R., 1975.
Tumorigenicity of virus-transformed cells in nude mice is correlated specifically with anchorage independent growth in vitro. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 72: 4435-4439.
40. Pollack, R., and Rifkin, D., 1975.
Actin-containing cables within anchorage-dependent rat embryo cells are dissociated by plasmin and trypsin. Cell 6: 495-506.
41. Hough, P., McKinney, W., Ledbetter, M., Pollack, R., and Moos, H., 1976.
Identification of biological molecules in situ at high resolution via the fluorescence excited by a scanning electron beam. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 73: 317-321.
42. Pollack, R., and Rifkin, D., 1976.
Modification of mammalian cell shape: redistribution of intracellular actin by SV40 virus, proteases, cytochalasin B and dimethylsulfoxide. Cell Motility (eds. J.Rosenbaum, T. Pollard and R. Goldman) 389-401. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Press.
43. Rifkin, D., and Pollack, R., 1976.
Proteases produced by normal and malignant cells in culture. Proteolysis and Physiological Regulation 2: 263-285.
44. Topp, W., Hall, J.D., Marsden, M., Teresky, A.K., Rifkin, D.,Levine, A.J., and Pollack, R., 1976.
In vitro differentation of teratomas and the distribution of creatine phosphokinase and plasminogen activator in teratocarcinoma-derived cells. Cancer Research 36: 4217-4223.
45. Rifkin, D., and Pollack, R., 1977.
Production of plasminogen activator by established cell lines of mouse origin. J. Cell Biology 73: 47-55.
47. Kopelovich, L., Conlon, S., and Pollack, R., 1977.
Defective organization of actin in cultured skin fibroblasts from patients with inherited adenocarcinoma. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 74: 3019-3022.
48. Scordilis, S.P., Anderson, J.L., Pollack, R., and Adelstein, R.S., 1977.
Characterization of the myosin phosphorylating system in normal murine astrocytes and derivative SV40 wild-type and A-mutant transformants. J. Cell Biol. 74: 940-949.
49. Topp, W., Hall, J., Rifkin, D., Levine, A. and Pollack, R., 1977.
The characterization of SV40 transformed cell lines derived from mouse teratocarcinoma: growth properties and differentiated characteristics. J. Cell Physiol. 93: 269-276.
51. Pollack, R., Steinberg, B., Zucker, S., Topp, W., and Botchan, M., 1977.
Negative selection for revertants from transformed rat cells carrying one copy of SV40 DNA yields T-antigen negative clones. Early Proteins of Oncogenic DNA Viruses, Inserm Colloq. 69: 311-316.
52. Dubrow, R., Pardee, A., and Pollack, R., 1978.
2-Amino-Isobutyric acid and 3-0-methyl-D-glucose transport in 3T3, SV40-transformed 3T3 and revertant cell lines. J. Cell Physiol. 95: 203-212.
53. Steinberg, B., Pollack, R., Topp, W., and Botchan, M., 1978.
Isolation and characterization of rat cells containing one copy of the SV40 genome. Cell 13: 19-32.
54. Marshall, C., Humphryes, K., and Pollack, R., 1978.
Microfilament Bundles and LETS Protein and Growth control in somatic Cell Hybrids. J. Cell Sci. 33: 191-204.
55. Pollack, R., N. Spurr and Y. Ito, 1978
A polyoma virus mutant, dl-23, is defective in changing the cytoskeletal actin of infected cells. Annual Report, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK.
56. Pollack, R., and Kopelovich, L., 1979.
The cytoskeleton in cultured cells: coordinate in vitro regulation of cell growth and shape. Meth. Achiev. Exp. Pathol. 9: 207-230.
57. Risser, R., and Pollack, R., 1979.
Factors affecting the frequency of transformation of rat embryo cells by Simian Virus 40. Virology 92: 82-90.
58. Pollack, R., 1979.
Cell shape and motion. NIAID Task Force Report (NIH) 79-1835, 5: 116-143.
59. Barrett, J.C., Crawford, B.D., Mixter, L.O., Schechtman, L.M., Tso, P.O., and Pollack, R., 1979.
Correlation of in vitro growth properties and tumorigenicity of Syrian hamster cell lines. Cancer Research 39: 1504-1510.
60. Rifkin, D., Crowe, R., and Pollack, R., 1979.
Tumor promotors induce changes in chick embryo fibroblast cytoskeleton. Cell 18: 361-368.
61. Steinberg, B.M., and Pollack, R., 1979.
Anchorage independence: Analysis of factors affecting the growth and colony formation of wild type and d1 54/59 mutant SV40 transformed lines. Virology 99: 302-311.
62. Steinberg, B.M., Rifkin, D., Shin, S., Boone, C., and Pollack, R., 1979.
Tumorigenicity of revertants from an SV40-transformed line. J. Supramol. Struct. 11: 539-546.
63. Topp, W., Lane, D., and Pollack, R., 1980.
Transformation by polyoma and SV40. The Molecular Biology of Tumor Viruses, B, 2nd Edition, (ed. J. Tooze), 205-296. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Press.
64. Israel, M., Martin, M., Miyamura, T., Takemoto, K., Rifkin, D., and Pollack, R., 1980.
Phenotype of polyoma-induced hamster tumor cell lines. J. Virology 35: 252-255.
65. Pollack, R., Lo, A., Steinberg, B., Smith, K., Shure, H., Blanck, G., and Verderame, M., 1980.
SV40 and cellular gene expression in the maintenance of the tumorigenic syndrome. Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 44: 681-688.
66. Griffin, B., Ito, Y., Novak, U., Spurr, N., Dilworth, S., Smolar, N., Pollack, R., Smith, K., and Rifkin, D., 1980.
Early mutants of polyoma virus (dl18 and dl23) with altered transformation properties: Is polyoma virus middle T antigen a transforming gene product? Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 44: 271-283.
67. Steinberg, B., Smith, K., Colozzo, M. and Pollack, R., 1980.
Establishment and transformation diminish the ability of fibroblasts to contract a native collagen gel. J. Cell Biology 87: 304-308.
68. Kopelovich, L., Lipkin,M., Blattner, W.A., Fraumeni, J.F., Lynch, H.T., and Pollack, R., 1980.
Organization of cytoskeletal actin in cultured skin fibroblasts from individuals at high-risk of colon cancer. Int. J. Cancer 26: 301-308.
69. Verderame, M., Alcorta, D., Egnor, M., Smith, K., and Pollack, R., 1980.
Cytoskeletal F-actin patterns quantitated with Fluorescein Isothiocyanate phalloidin in normal and transformed cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 77: 6624-6628.
70. Nicholson, N., Verderame, M., Lipkin, M., and Pollack, R., 1981.
F-actin patterns quantitated with F1-phalloidin in skin fibroblasts of individuals genetically predisposed to colon cancer. International Cell Biology 1980-1981 (ed. H. Schweiger) 331-335. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
72. Chen, S., Verderame, M., Lo, A., and Pollack, R., 1981.
Non-lytic Simian Virus-40 specific 100K phosphoprotein is associated with anchorage independent growth in Simian Virus 40-transformed and revertant mouse cell lines. Molecular and Cellular Biology 1: 994-1006.
73. Pollack, R., Nicholson, N., Alcorta, D., Verderame, M., Smith, K., and Steinberg, B., 1982.
Actin organization as an in vitro assay for tumorigenicity. Muscle and Non-Muscle Cell Motility (ed. J. Shay)1-13. New York:Plenum.
74. Powers, S., Alcorta, D., Nicholson, and Pollack, R., 1982.
Effects of Calcium and Hormones on the Cytoskeleton and Cell Proliferation. Cold Spring Harbor Conferences on Cell Proliferation 9: 243-258.
75. Murphy, R.F., Powers, S., Verderame, M., Cantor, C.R., and Pollack, R., 1982.
Flow cytofluorometric analysis of insulin binding and internalization by Swiss 3T3 cells. Cytometry 2: 402-406.
76. Lewis, D., Chen, S., Kumar, A., Blanck, G., Pollack, R., and Manley, J., 1983.
A Frame-shift mutation affecting the carboxy-terminus of the SV40 large T antigen results in a replication and transformation-defective virus. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 80: 7065-7069.
77. Chen, S., Blanck, G. and Pollack, R., 1983.
Precrisis mouse cells show strain-specific covariation in the amount of 54-Kilodalton phosphoprotein and in susceptibility to transformation by Simian Virus 40. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 80: 5670-5674.
78. Blanck, G., Chen, S., and Pollack, R., 1983.
Integration, loss and reacquisition of defective viral DNA in SV40 transformed mouse cell lines. Virology 126: 413-428.
79. Chen, S., Grass, D., Blanck, G., Hoganson, N., Manley, J., and Pollack, R., 1983.
A functional SV40 origin of replication is required for the generation of 100K super T antigen in transformed mouse cells. J. Virology 48: 492-502.
80. Pollack, R., Prives, C., and Manley, J., 1983.
Do variant SV40 sequences have a role in the maintenance of the oncogenic transformed phenotype? Genes and Proteins in Oncogenesis (ed. H. Vogel and I.B. Weinstein) 295-303. New York: Academic Press.
81. Verderame, M.F., Kohtz, S., and Pollack, R., 1983.
94K and 100K SV40 T-antigens are associated with the nuclear matrix in transformed and revertant mouse cells. J. Virology 46: 575-583.
82. Powers, S., Fisher, P., Pollack, R., Boersig, M., Graham, G., 1984.
Analysis of the Reduced Growth Factor Dependency of SV40-Transformed 3T3 cells. Molecular and Cellular Biology 4, 1572-1576.
83. Pollack, R., Chen, S., Powers, S. and Verderame, M., 1984.
Transformation mechanisms at the cellular level. Adv. Vir. Onc. 4: 1-28.
84. Blanck, G., Chen, S., and Pollack, R., 1984.
DNAse sensitivity of integrated SV40 DNA. Molecular and Cellular Biology 4: 559-566.
85. Murphy, R.F., Powers, S., Cantor, C.R., and Pollack, R., 1984.
Reduced Insulin Endocytosis in Serum-Transformed Fibroblasts demonstrated by flow Cytometry. Cytometry 5: 275-280.
86. Chen, S., Blanck, G., and Pollack, R., 1984.
Reacquisition of a functional early region by a mouse transformant containing only defective SV40 DNA. Molecular and Cellular Biology 4: 666-670.
87. Friedman, E., Verderame, M., Winawer, E., and Pollack, R., 1984.
Loss of actin cytoskeletal organization accompanies the benign to malignant tumor transition in cultured human colonic epithelial cells. Cancer Research 44: 3050-3060.
88. Nicolson, N., Chen, S., and Pollack, R., 1984.
SV40 Transformation of Swiss 3T3 cells can cause a stable reduction in the calcium requirement for growth. J. Cell Biology 99: 2314-2321.
89. Levitt, A., Chen, S., Blanck, G., and Pollack, R., 1985.
Two integrated partial repeats of SV40 together code for a super-T antigen. Molecular and Cellular Biology 5: 742-750.
90. Friedman, G., Verderame, M., and Pollack, R., 1985.
Altered Actin Cytoskeletal Patterns in Two Premalignant Stages in Human Colon Carcinoma Development. Cancer Research 45: 3236-3242.
91. Verderame, M., and Pollack, R., 1986.
Expression of 100,000-Mr Simian Virus 40 (SV40) Tumor Antigen in Mouse Fibroblasts Transfected with Replication-Defective SV40 Genomes. J. Virology 57: 857-863.
92. Chen, S. and Pollack, R., 1986.
DNA Rearrangement and the Role of Viral Origin in SV40 Transformed Mouse Cells. Cancer Cells 4: 38l-386.
93. Chen, S., Levesque, P., Pomert, E., and Pollack, R., 1987.
Transformation of precrisis human cells by SV40 cytoplasmic-localization mutant pSVCT3 is accompanied by nuclear T antigen. J. Virology 61: 3521-3527.
94. Blanck, G., Pollack, R., Li, D., and Chen, S., 1988.
Multiple Insertions and Tandem Repeats of Origin-minus SV40 DNA in Transformed Rat and Mouse Cells. J. Virology 62: 1520-1523.
95. Chen, S., Kazim, D., Pomert, E., Kravecka, J., and Pollack, R., 1989.
Skin fibroblasts from individuals hemizygous for the familial adenopolyposis (FAP) susceptibility gene show delayed crisis in vitro. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 86, 2008-2012.
96. Chen, S., Teicher, L., Kazim, D., Pollack, R. and Wise, L., 1989.
Commitment of mouse fibroblasts to adipocyte differentiation by DNA transfection. Science 244: 582-585.
97. Fukasawa, K., Sakoulas, G., Pollack, R., and S. Chen, 1991.
Excess Wild-type p53 Blocks Initiation and Maintenance of Simian Virus 40 Transformation. Molecular and Cellular Biology 11, 3472-3483.
98. Jeoung, D-I., Chen, S., Windsor, J. and R. Pollack, 1991.
Human major hsp70 protein complements the localization and functional defects of cytoplasmic mutant SV40 T Antigen in Swiss 3T3 mouse fibroblast cells, 1991. Genes & Development 5: 2235-2244.
99. Teicher-Colon, L., L. Wise, J. Martino, L. Baskin, G. Sakoulas, R. Pollack and S. Chen, 1993.
Isolation of two small genomic sequences capable of committing mouse fibroblasts to adipogenesis. Nucleic Acids Research 21: 2223-2228.
II Essays and Reviews
3. Pollack, R., 1982.
Proceedings of President's Cancer Panel Meeting 18-26. Bethesda, NIH.
4. Pollack, R., 1982.
“Biologists in Pinstripes: Science pauses for a corporate fling.” The Sciences 35-37.
5. Pollack, R., 1982.
“Oncogenes (letter)”. Science. 218: 1069.
6. Pollack, R., 1984.
“The Replicative Function in Science.” Einstein , winter: 11.
7. Pollack, R., Henkin, L., Bell, J., Butler, G., Forde, K., and Van Rees, C., 1984.
“Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Investments in Companies with Operations in South Africa.” Columbia University Record 10: Dec. 14.
8. Pollack, R., and Fraser, D., 1985.
“The Comparative Anatomy of a Liberal Arts Education.” The Educational Leadership Project 1-9.
10. Pollack, R., 1985.
“Apartheid: A Jewish Issue?” The Jewish Connection 6: 1-3.
11. Pollack, R., 1987.
“Attitudes of Preprofessional and Liberal Arts Students.” J. Dent. Educ. 51: 136-140.
13. Pollack, R., 1988.
“Science as a Creative Process.” Liberal Education 74: 11-15.
14. Pollack, R., 1988.
“The Place of Service in the Curriculum and Institutional Life.” Liberal Education 74: 37-40.
15. Pollack, R., 1989.
“In Science, Error Isn't Fraud,” New York Times Op-Ed, May 2.
16. Pollack, R., 1989.
“Reading DNA.” Columbia Magazine May: 36-37.
17. Pollack, R., 1990.
“Genes and History.” New Scientist 8: 66-67.
18. Pollack, R., 1990.
“Get Moving on AIDS." N.Y. Times Counterpoint, September 30.
19. Pollack, R., 1992.
“Theory and Practice of Science: The Place of Science in General Education.” Proceedings of the First Asheville Institute on General Education. Washington DC:Assoc. American Colleges, 8-13.
20. Pollack, R., 1993.
“Genetics,” in The Encyclopedia of the Environment, New York: Houghton Mifflin.
21. Pollack, R., 1993.
“Biology in the Liberal Arts.” ASM News 59: 220-221.
22. Pollack, R., 1993.
"Beyond Cloning, " N.Y. Times op-ed, November 17.
23. Pollack, R., 1994.
"Born with a Pre-Existing Condition," N. Y. Newsday op-ed, July 15.
24. Pollack, R., 1994.
“Eric Holtzman: He elevated teaching to an art.” Columbia College Today, summer, 72.
25. Pollack, R., 1994.
"The New Biology," Graduate Magazine, of Columbia University, summer, 1-3.
26. Pollack, R., 1995.
"What Philanthropy should not learn from 'The Bell Curve.'" Chron. Philanth. Jan 15.
31. Pollack, R., 1997.
"A Crisis in Scientific Morale," Lead commentary, Nature 385: 673-67.
“, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
32. Pollack, R., 1997.
Review, "Origin of Species," New England Journal of Medicine, 337: 137.
33. Pollack, R., 1997.
"Hard Days on the Endless Frontier," FASEB J. 11: 725-731.
34. Pollack, R., 1996.
Review, “The Ethics of Human Gene Therapy,” L. Walter. Nature Biotechnology 14: 1305.
35. Pollack, R., B. Bloom, H. Griffin and R. Bazell, 1998.
"Biotechnology in 2018: How will genetic science and technology change the world?" 21stC 3: 9-14.
on web at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/21stC/issue-3.3/forum_all.html
36. Pollack, R., et. al., 1998.
"'Hard Days on the Endless Frontier' Revisited," FASEB J. Corresp 12:259-264
37. Pollack, R., 1998.
"Darwin and Mendel vs. Watson and Crick," FASEB J., 12: 149-150.
39. Pollack, R., 1999.
Foreword, "Genetics and your Health," by R. Alford. NJ: Plexus.
41. Pollack, R., 1999.
“A Biologist Looks at the Future of Psychoanalysis.” The American Psychoanalyst, 33:24-26
42. Federgruen, A., and R. Pollack, 2000.
“The rock-throwing professor Said.” (letter), Jerusalem Post, July 24.
“, Reprinted Columbia Spectator, September 5.
43. Pollack, R., 2000.
"The Human genome and the human community.” Issues in Science and Technology, Fall, 69.
44. Pollack, R., 2000
“The Importance of Psalm 27,” Orot (Cong. Or Zarua), September.
45. Pollack, R., 2000.
“He fell on his ASP,” (letter), The Nation, December 25.
47. Pollack, R., 2001.
"Genetics." The Environmental Encyclopedia, 5:576-580. Tarrytown NY: Cavendish.
49. Pollack, R., 2001
"The misunderstood geneticist," Book Review. Nature Genetics 29, 115 (01 Oct 2001).
51. Pollack, R., 2002
"Some Genetics for Some Jews: A Jewish look at the Human Genome," presentation to the Center for Jewish-Christian Studies, General Theological Seminary. Conserv. Judaism, 54: 3-14, Spring 2002.
52. Pollack, R., 2003.
“The fallacy of Biological Judaism.” Forward, March 7, 2003.
55. Pollack, R., 2004
“Crafting a consensus on Therapeutic cloning,” Forward Newspaper, special Genetics supplement, August 20, p. 1
56. Pollack, R., 2004
“Crafting a Consensus On Therapeutic Cloning,” The Scientist. October 11.
59. Pollack, R., 2005
“A Place for Religion in Science.” Crosscurrents 55.2 (Summer 2005). 252-262.
60. Pollack, R., 2006
“Genetics and Morality,” The Orthodox Forum, Fourteenth Conference, New York City, March 17-18, 2002. Judaism, Science and Moral Responsibility. Ed. David Schatz and Yitzhak Berger. Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006. 45-53.
62. Pollack, R., 2006
“The religious obligation to ask questions of Nature and the State: D. Bonhoeffer on the protection and dignity of human life, in the context of DNA-based genetic medicine today.” Tenth Dietrich Bonheoffer Symposium, Berlin, April 30, 2005. Union Seminary Quarterly Report, 60.
63. Pollack, R., 2006
"The Unknown, the Unknowable, and Free Will as a Religious Obligation," in Science and the Spiritual Quest Boston Conference, Practicing Science, Living Faith, Columbia University Press, in press.
64. Pollack, R., 2006.
“How the Unconscious Shapes Modern Science.” International Jewish Discourse Project on Religion and Ethics at the Frontier of Genetic Medicine. AAAS, Washington DC. Chapter in press.
66. Pollack, R. 2006.
“The Hollow Heart of Medical Science.” Project Syndicate.
on web at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pollack1
70. Pollack, R. 2006.
“Von der religiösen Pflicht, die Natur und den Staat zu hinterfragen: D. Bonhoeffer über den Schutz und die Würde des menschlichen Lebens im Zusammenhang mit der modernen genetischen Medizin.” X. BonhoefferVorlesung,Humboldt Universität, Berlin, 2006. 65-97.
71. Pollack, R. 2007.
“Director’s Letter” CSSR Newsletter, Winter 2007.
72. Clayton, P. and J. Schaal, eds. 2007.
Chapter 12 “Robert Pollack.” Practicing Science, Living Faith. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. 217-242.
73. Pollack, R. 2007.
Preface, Love and its Obstacles, Columbia University e-Books, in preparation.
74. Pollack, R. 2007.
“Editorial.” Cross Currents 57 (Spring 2007): 7-9.
76. Pollack, R. 2007.
Commentary to “We have been around only a very short time.” Art by Amy Pollack. Cross Currents 57 (Spring 2007): 136-7.
77. Williams, P. and Pollack, R. 2007.
Letter to the Editor, Commentary July/August 2007.
78. McPhearson, P. Timon, Stuart P.D. Gill, Robert Pollack, and Julia E. Sable. 2008.
“Increasing Scientific Literacy in Undergraduate Education: A Case Study from ‘Frontiers of Science’ at Columbia University.” A Vision of Transdisciplinarity: Laying Foundations for a World Knowledge Dialogue. Eds. Frédéric Darbellay, Moira Cockell, Jérôme Billotte, and Francis Waldvogel. Lausanne, Switzerland: EPFL Press. 146-159.
79. Pollack, R. 2008.
“Thoughts on Human Genetics.” Review of Davenport’s Dream: 21st Century Reflections
on Heredity and Eugenics, Jan A. Witkowski and John R. Inglis, eds. Science 321 (25 July, 2008): 492-3.
80. Pollack, R. and P. Williams 2008.
“Jews & IQ--an Exchange.” commentary on Jewish Genius by Charles Murray. Submitted to CommentaryMagazine.com.
81. Pollack, R. and A. Pollack. 2009.
“Our biology makes us all truly equal: 'race' is a persistent example of our imagination." Policy Innovations, a publication of the Carnegie Council. 19 May 2009.
82. Pollack, R. 2009.
“Natural Selection, the Human Genome, and the Idea of Race." (Abridged.) GeneWatch. 7 May 2009
83. Pollack, R. 2009.
“Ethics informed by awe." Sh'ma. Oct. 2009/Cheshvan 5770.
85. Pollack, R. 2010.
“Photography changes our relationship to time, the unknown and ourselves." Smithsonian Institution project.
86. Pollack, R. 2010.
“I am, therefore I think ." Columbia Spectator. 16 September 2010
87. Pollack, R. 2010.
“Be Strong, Be Trusting: Reading Psalm 27 in Elul." Kol Hadash. September/October 2010.
89. Beale, N. and Pollack, R. 2010.
“The Great Commandment, Tao, and the Survival of Humanity." to appear in Union Seminary Quarterly Review . October 2010.
90. Pollack, R. 2011.
“Locating the Soul in an Age of Modern Medicine." in Science, Technology, and the Humanities: A New Synthesis. ed. Lisa Dolling. Jensen/Daniels (Greenfield, MA) 2011.
91. Pollack, R. 2011.
“Race and the Genetic Revolution." in Science, Technology, and the Humanities: A New Synthesis. ed. Lisa Dolling. Jensen/Daniels (Greenfield, MA) 2011.
93. Pollack, R. 2011.
“Surrendering Secrets." in Kol Hadash. September/October 2011.
94. Pollack, R. 2012.
“One Candle, One Life, One Planet: The Jewish Festival of Hanukkah and the Deep Meaning of Small Differences." in Adyan, The Journal of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue. In press.
95. Pollack, R. 2012 Forward in press. “People, Nation and Religion are not inherited.”
96. Pollack R. 2013. “How the Unconscious Shapes Modern Science,” chapter of “International Jewish Discourse Project on Religion and Ethics at the Frontier of Genetic Medicine,” in press.
97. Pollack, R. 2013 in press. Submitted to Computation and Chemistry in the Quest for Life’s Origin. Eds by” Bruce Damer, Joseph Seckbach and Richard Gordon (in preperation) for Cole volume 29, Springer NL.
98. Pollack, R. 2013 in press. Preface to the paperback edition of The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith. New York: Columbia University Press (forthcoming).
1. Pollack, R. and Pfeiffer, S., 1970.
Animal Cell Culture Cell Manual. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
2. Hellman, S., Oxman, M., and Pollack, R., eds., 1973.
Biohazards in Biological Research. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
3. Pollack, R., ed., 1973.
Readings in Mammalian Cell Culture. Cold Spring Harbor: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
1975; Revised First Edition.
1981; Second Edition.
4. Pollack, R., with frontispiece by Amy Pollack, 1994.
Signs of Life: The Language and Meanings of DNA. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Paperback edition 1995.
Other editions and translations:
1995: UK, Japan, Italy;
1996: Korea, Brazil;
1998: France, Taiwan;
1999: P. R. China.
2002: Czech Republic
5. Pollack R., with frontispiece by Amy Pollack, 1999.
The Missing Moment: How the Unconscious shapes Modern Science. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
6. Pollack, R., with frontispiece by Amy Pollack, 2000.
The 1999 Schoff Memorial Lectures: The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Science, New York: Columbia University Press.
7. Pollack, R., ed., 2007.
Love and its Obstacles, proceedings of the first annual Fetzer Institute Symposium, e-Book.
8. Pollack, R., ed., 2009.
Common Ground, proceedings of the fourth annual Fetzer Institute Symposium, e-Book.
9. Pollack, A., and Pollack, R. 2012.
“The Course of Nature: Forty Drawings on Natural Selection” Stevens Institute of Technology.
10. Pollack, R., with frontispiece by Pollack, A., 2012.
The 1999 Schoff Memorial Lectures paperback edition: The Faith of Biology and the Biology of Faith: Order, Meaning, and Free Will in Modern Science, New York: Columbia University Press.
11. Pollack, R.
Best Practice: Science to End Poverty. Columbia University Press, In preparation.
12. Pollack, A., and R. Pollack.
The Grand Prince, Children’s book, In preparation.
1. Pollack, R., 1976. MIT Oral History Project on the Development of Recombinant DNA Research Guidelines, interview.
2. Pollack, R., H. Goldstein and J. Gross, 1981.
Syllabus, "Theory and Practice of Science."
3. J.L. Gross, R.E. Pollack and R.B. Blumberg, 1996.
"Measurement". H. Goldstein, third chapter of the planned first volume of The Scientific Experience, by Herbert Goldstein, Jonathan L. Gross, Robert E. Pollack and Roger B. Blumberg.
4. Pollack, R., et al., 2002.
"Speaking of Faith," program on The Problem of Evil.
5. Pollack, R., 2003.
Advisor, "Race- Power of an illusion." California Newsreel film.
6. Pollack, R., 2005.
On "Leonard Lopate Show," WNYC. Science and Religion.
7. Pollack, R., 2006.
Essay in Chapter 11, "Thinking Critically," Chaffee, J., Cenage Online Study.
8. Pollack, R., 2007. “Know our places,” Sermon, Riverside Church, Sunday April 12.
9. Pollack, R., 2009.
"Science Informed by Awe." Introduction for Wonder and Knowledge: the origin of the universe and the role of wonder in scientific discovery, seminar event sponsored by Crossroads and CSSR. 30 Sept. 2009.
10. Pollack, R., 2011.
Columbia College 50th Reunion Address for the class of ’61.
11. Pollack, R., 2011.
University Seminars 67th Annual Dinner.
V References to work of R. Pollack
selections below are from Google search wonder wheel August 2009:
2001, diPietro, M., Catholic Center for Bioethics, Review of "Signs of Life," in Italian
2001, New York Times, "REDESIGNING NATURE: Hard Lessons Learned; Biotechnology Food: From the Lab to a Debacle."
2005, Roundtable discussion at The Philoctetes Center for the Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination, Dec 13, 2005."Origin, Evolution, and the Future of Life on Earth."
2005, N. Y. times, "Mideast Tensions Are Getting Personal on Campus at Columbia"
2009, Telerman, A., and R. Amson. The molecular programme of tumour reversion: the steps beyond
malignant transformation. Cancer 9: 206-215.