Paul Berg

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Birthday
30, 1926
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
New York City, NY

About

An American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980 for his research involving nucleic acids. He also received the National Medal of Science in 1983.

Before Fame

He received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1952, after getting his B.S. in biochemistry from Penn State University.

Trivia

He was a pioneer of genetic engineering because of his work involving recombinant DNA.

Family Life

He had one child with his wife Mildred Levy, who he married in 1947.

Associated With

Ronald Reagan presented him with the National Medal of Science in 1983.