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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."


Kornberg, Arthur. Germ Stories. New York: University Science Books, 2007.

Kornberg, Arthur. The Golden Helix: Inside Biotech Ventures. Sausalito, CA: University Science Books, 1995.

Kornberg, Arthur, and Tania A. Baker. DNA Replication. 2nd ed. New York: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1992.

Kornberg, Arthur. Genetic Chemistry and the Future of Medicine. San Diego: University of San Diego Press, 1990.

Kornberg, Arthur. For the Love of Enzymes: The Odyssey of a Biochemist. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.

Kornberg, Arthur. DNA Replication. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1980.

Kornberg, Arthur. DNA Synthesis. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Co., 1974.

Kornberg, Arthur. Enzymatic Synthesis of DNA. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 1961.

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Author Kornberg
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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