Severo Ochoa

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Birthday
25, 1905
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 1, 1993 (88)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1905
Birthplace
Spain
Death Date
Nov 1, 1993 (88)

About

Doctor and biochemist who won the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on the synthesis of RNA. He split the prize with American biochemist Arthur Kornberg.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Madrid Medical School.

Trivia

The asteroid 117435 Severochoa was named in his honor.

Family Life

His father, also named Severo, was a lawyer and businessman.

Associated With

He and Roger Kornberg are both Nobel Prize-winning biochemists.