Angier, Natalie. "Embattled Biologist Will Return to M.I.T." New York Times, 19 May 1992, p.

 

Angier, Natalie. "Embattled Biologist Will Return to M.I.T." New York Times, 19 May 1992, p.
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It is announced here that David Baltimore will be returning to M. I. T. in the spring of 1994.
Until then, he will continue at Rockefeller University as a professor. The new job is considerably
less of a job than founding director of the Whitehead Institute at M. I.T. or as president of
Rockefeller.

Baltimore chose to return to Cambridge rather than other places because "...he knows nearly
everybody in the Cambridge scientific community, including many who have been his most
ardent supporters throughout the dispute over the Cell paper. He spent the bulk of his career at
M.I.T."

"‘He feels comfortable here,' said Dr. Phillip A. Sharp, head of the department of biology at the
institute. ‘He can carry on conversations here with friends without having any hesitations as to
his history or his future.'

"For his new position, Dr. Baltimore will be given ample space in a biology building now under
construction, and with a laboratory group of about 20 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows
he plans to continue his research in the immune system and to begin studying AIDS. He will also
be teaching undergraduate and graduate biology courses."