The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1969
Co-Nobilists Max DelbrÃ¼ck, Salvador E. Luria
Geneticist, Virologist. Viruses' replication mechanism, genetic structure. "Nothing more satisfying than developing method; ideas come and go, methods last." Superb editor. Remembered: chemical basis of heredity.
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Name: Alfred Day Hershey
Birth: 4 December 1908, Owosso, MI, USA
Death: 22 May 1997, Syosset, NY, USA
Institution: Carnegie Institution of Washington, Long Island, New York, NY, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning the replication and the genetic structure of viruses"
Subject: genetics, virology
Portion of cash: 1/3
Honoring Alfred Hershey
Education: B.S. 1930, Michican State College
Ph.D. 1934, Depts. of Chemistry & Bacteriology, Michican State College
Thesis: Described separations of bacterial constituents