Sidney Altman

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Birthday
7, 1939
Birthplace
Canada
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1939 (age 80)
Birthplace
Canada

About

A Canadian American molecular biologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas R. Cech for their work on the catalytic properties of RNA.

Before Fame

He was a member of the school's ice hockey team while studying physics at MIT.

Trivia

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1988.

Family Life

He has two children with his wife Ann Korner, who he married in 1972.

Associated With

He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas Cech in 1989 for their work on the catalytic properties of RNA.