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Arthur Kornberg M.D.

Arthur Kornberg M.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959
Nobel co-recipient Servero Ochoa
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 1979

Physician, Scientist. Discovered mechanisms in biological synthesis of RNA and DNA - basis of discovery of recombinant DNA which helped ignite biotechnology revolution. Founder, DNAX Institute.

"With more scientists struggling for grants in an era of tight budgets, nobody is going to propose doing anything that is bold or creative."


A Biographical Memoir by I. Robert Lehman, National Academy of Sciences, 20 pages.

Arthur Kornberg. Interview by Sally Smith Hughes, Ph.D. Regional Oral History Office, University of California, Berkeley, 1997. Please use left sidebar to navigate.

Never A Dull Enzyme, Autobiography by Arthur Kornberg, Annual reviews of Biochemistry, July 1989, 31 pages. Please note this is also included in History of Discovery page.

Arthur Kornberg. Article by Esther M. Zimmer Lederberg, Please click on Kornberg, Arthur in left side bar.

Obituary By Lawrence K. Altman in New York Times. October 28, 2007

Author Kornberg
Source: US National Library of Medicine

Name: Arthur Kornberg
Birth: 3 March 1918, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Death: 26 October 2007, Stanford, CA, USA
Affiliation at the time of the award: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Prize motivation: "for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid"
Field: Biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology
Prize share: 1/2
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