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Santiago Grisolia papers

Identifier: KUMC-MSS-47

Scope and Contents

Papers of Santiago Grisolia, MD, PhD, faculty member in biochemistry and molecular biology from 1954 to 1996, when he retired as professor emeritus. Over the course of his tenure with KU, Grisolia served as director of the McIlvain laboratory from 1954-1962, chair of biochemistry from 1962-1973, and the Sam E. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry from 1973 until his retirement. Grisolia was renowned for his research in enzyme chemistry with more than 500 publications to his credit and his work as president of the UNESCO scientific coordinating committee for the Human Genome Project.

The collection contains correspondence, subject files, reprints, research data ledgers, Human Genome Project data, awards, certificates, and assorted ephemera.


  • 1946 - 1996


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Some folders are restricted because of their sensitive nature or because they contain personal or confidential information. These records are protected by federal laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Examples of restricted records are personnel files, medical records, financial records, and any materials containing personal information such as addresses and social security numbers. Restricted materials are identified at the box and/or folder level within the finding aid. Questions about these materials may be directed to the Archivist. Access may be allowed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the KUMC Archives and only after a proposal has been reviewed and approved by the University of Kansas Human Subjects Committee. All requests are subject to review by the Archives staff to determine accessibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of materials. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright which may be involved in the use of this collection.


22.6 Cubic Feet (21 record cartons, 5 archives boxes )

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Repository Details

Part of the KUMC Archives Repository

University of Kansas Medical Center
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Kansas City KS 66160 United States