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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
Photo NIH. Painting Tim Tompkins - PaintHistory.com

Name: Arthur Kornberg
Title: Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry
Affiliation: Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Gender: Male
Year Deceased: 26 October 2007, Stanford, CA, USA
Award Discipline: Biological Sciences
Award Year: 1979
Citation: "For accomplishments providing the conceptual and experimental framework for much of our current understanding of the manner in which DNA, the genetic substance is replicated."
Presented by President Carter at a White House Ceremony on January 14, 1980.
Nobel Laureate: Physiology or Medicine 1959
Birth: 3 March 1918, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Age Awarded: 61
Country of Birth: USA
Key Contributions: Research in DNA Replication
Awarded by: Jimmy Carter
Education: City College of New York
University of Rochester
Areas of Impact: Health & Medicine
Affiliations: Stanford University School of Medicine
Other Prizes: Nobel Prize
Honoring Arthur Kornberg