Thomas Arthur Steitz

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Birthday
23, 1940
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Oct 9, 2018 (78)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
23, 1940
Birthplace
Wisconsin
Death Date
Oct 9, 2018 (78)

About

Professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 for his studies on the structure and function of the ribosome.

Before Fame

He graduated from Lawrence University with a degree in Chemistry in 1962.

Trivia

He also won the Gairdner International Award in 2007.

Family Life

He and his wife, Joan, were married in 1966 and they had a son together.

Associated With

He worked under the direction of William Lipscomb while studying for his Ph.D. in biochemistry at Harvard University.