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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.

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Arthur Kornberg, age 19, ca. 1937 Source: US National Library of Medicine

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Arthur Kornberg, 1959, Source: US National Library of Medicine

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Arthur Kornberg (left) at National Institute of Health with DeWitt Stetten, October 13, 1959, Source: National Institutes of Health.

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Arthur Kornberg (right) and wife, Sylvy Kornberg, at Stanford laboratory, ca. 1960. Source: US National Library of Medicine

Kornberg Fig5The Kornberg family, Stockholm, 1959. (L-R) Roger, Kenneth, Sylvy, Arthur, Thomas. Source: US National Library of Medicine

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Arthur Kornberg in Stanford office. Source: US National Library of Medicine

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Arthur Kornberg with molecular model, ca. 1970, Creator: Karsh, Yousuf Source: US National Library of Medicine

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Arthur Kornberg with birthday cake, March 3, 1980, Source: US National Library of Medicine

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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
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