Arthur Kornberg

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Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 26, 2007 (89)
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Birthday
3, 1918
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 26, 2007 (89)

About

New York-born biochemist whose research on the synthesis of DNA won him the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He went on to receive the 1979 National Medal of Science.

Before Fame

He earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester and later taught at both Washington University in St. Louis and Stanford University.

Trivia

During the 1940s, he conducted experiments on rats at the National Institutes of Health's Nutrition Laboratory.

Family Life

He was born in New York City to Austrian-Jewish parents. With first wife and fellow biochemist Sylvy Ruth Levy, he had three children.

Associated With

His son, Roger Kornberg, was also a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.

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