The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1958
Nobel co-recipients George Beadle, Edward Tatum
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 1989
Geneticist. Genetic recombination and organization of genetic material of bacteria. Artificial intelligence. NASA seeking life on Mars. Fastest rate possible for growth of bacterial cell and why. Nobel Prize at age 33.
At Nobel Banquet, "Pride is humbled as humility is exalted in the dignity and splendor of this occasion."
Lederberg (right) receiving The National Medal of Science from George H. W. Bush. National Library of Medicine/Wikipedia, 11 October 2006.
Name: Joshua Lederberg
Birth: 23 May 1925, Montclair, NJ, USA
Death: 2 February 2008, New York, NY, USA
Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Award: "for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria"
Portion of cash: 1/3
Doctoral Advisor: Edward Tatum Nobel Corecipient