Alexander Rich

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Birthday
15, 1924
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 27, 2015 (90)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1924
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Apr 27, 2015 (90)

About

American biologist and biophysicist who became the William Thompson Sedgwick Professor of Biophysics at MIT in 1958. He founded Alkermes, a biopharmaceutical company that focuses on central nervous system diseases.

Before Fame

He received his education at Harvard medical school.

Trivia

In 1963, he discovered polysomes, which are clusters of ribosomes that read one strand of mRNA simultaneously.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Jane Erving Rich.

Associated With

He did post-doctoral research on the work of Linus Pauling.