Biochemical Geneticist. Discovered that genes act by regulating definite chemical events. Brought era of classical genetics to a close and launched molecular age.
"It was a time when one went to work in the morning wondering what new excitement the day would bring." - Colleague and biographer Norman H. Horowitz.
The George W. Beadle Award of the Genetics Society of America honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers.
The Beadle Center for Genetics and Biomaterials Research, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Name: George Wells Beadle
Birth: 22 October 1903, Wahoo, NE, USA
Death: 9 June 1989, Pomona, CF, USA
Institution: California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA
Award: "for their discovery that genes act by regulating definite chemical events"
Portion of cash: 1/3
Honoring George Beadle
School Teacher: Bess MacDonald, high school science teacher inspired him to go on to college. Farmer Father's opinion; farmer does not need all that education.
M.Sc. Mentor: F.D. Keim who was studying hybrid wheat, University of Nebraska, 1927
Ph.D.: R.A. Emerson, Mentor, Cornell, University. Mendelian asynopsis in Zea mays, 1931.
Colleagues: L.W. Sharp; Barbara McClintock, Nobelist 1927; Marcus Rhoades
Post Doc Mentor: Thomas H. Morgan, California Institute of Technology
Lecturer, Co-investigator, Co-Nobelist: Edward Lawrie Tatum