Alfred Hershey

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Birthday
4, 1908
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 22, 1997 (88)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1908
Birthplace
Michigan
Death Date
May 22, 1997 (88)

About

Bacteriologist who shared the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for making discoveries on the replication of viruses and their genetic structure. He also conducted the Hershey-Chase experiment where he proved that DNA and not protein was the material of life.

Before Fame

He attended Michigan State University and Washington University.

Trivia

He became the director of the Carnegie Institution in 1962.

Family Life

He had a son named Peter with his wife Harriet.

Associated With

He shared the 1969 Nobel Prize with Salvador Luria and Max Delbruck.