Martha Chase

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Birthday
30, 1927
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 8, 2003 (75)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
30, 1927
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Aug 8, 2003 (75)

About

American scientist who was a geneticist and part of the team that performed a 1952 experiment that showed DNA rather than protein is the genetic material of life.

Before Fame

She earned a bachelor's degree from The College of Wooster in 1950 and a PhD from the University of Southern California in 1964.

Trivia

She suffered from dementia in her later years which caused her to lose short-term memories.

Family Life

She was raised with her family in Cleveland, Ohio.

Associated With

She worked as a laboratory assistant to scientist Alfred Hershey in 1952.