Carl Woese

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Birthday
15, 1928
Birthplace
Syracuse, NY
Death Date
Dec 30, 2012 (84)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1928
Birthplace
Syracuse, NY
Death Date
Dec 30, 2012 (84)

About

Microbiologist famous for defining and classifying the domain known as the Archaea kingdom. He was also the originator of the RNA world hypothesis, which proposes that self-replicating ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules were precursors to current life, in 1977.

Before Fame

He received a Ph.D in biophysics from Yale University in 1953.

Trivia

He became a MacArthur Fellow in 1984 and he was invited to be a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1988.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife Gabriella.

Associated With

Like James Watson he studied genetic code.