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Albert T. Ichiki Spacelab Research Materials

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0460

This collection houses publications, patches, stickers, posters, and framed and signed photographs documenting Professor Albert T. Ichiki's work on the Spacelab Life Sciences 1 Mission (STS 40) and on the Spacelab Life Sciences 2 Mission (STS 58). It also includes several papers written by Ichiki's students about cancer research, slides of rat specimens not included in the Spacelab experiments, Ichiki's grant application to the American Heart Association, and two handwritten notebooks.

Dates

  • 1987-2003

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

3.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses publications, patches, stickers, posters, and framed and signed photographs documenting Professor Albert T. Ichiki's work on the Spacelab Life Sciences 1 Mission (STS 40) and on the Spacelab Life Sciences 2 Mission (STS 58). It also includes several papers written by Ichiki's students about cancer research, slides of rat specimens not included in the Spacelab experiments, Ichiki's grant application to the American Heart Association, and two handwritten notebooks.

Biographical/Historical Note

Professor Albert Tatsuo Ichiki was born in September 1936 in Hawaii. He earned his BS and MS at Purdue University and completed his doctorate at UCLA. He did follow-up work in Microbiology at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra, Australia. Ichiki began working at the University of Tennessee as a research associate in 1971 and eventually served as Acting Chairman for the Department of Medical Genetics in the Graduate School of Medicine. His research focused primarily on immunology. In 1991, Ichiki worked on research for the NASA Spacelab Life Sciences 1 mission (STS 40) and in 1993 he was principal investigator for the Spacelab Life Sciences 2 mission (STS 58). He died in 2006.

Arrangement

This collection consists of three boxes divided into three series:

Missing Title

  1. Series I: Research Materials, 1987-2003
  2. Series II: Visual Materials, 1991
  3. Series III: Specimens, undated

Acquisition Note

Dr. Albert T. Ichiki's estate donated these papers to the University of Tennessee Archives.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480