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Howard M. Temin Ph.D.

Howard M. Temin Ph.D.

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1975
Nobel Co-recipients David Baltimore, Renato Dulbecco
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 1992

Virologist. Interaction between tumor viruses and genetic material of cell. DNA provirus and RNA-directed DNA synthesis. Reverse Transcriptase. Intellectually courageous. Civic minded.

How fortunate to live in a country at a time and in a social class that has enabled us to realize our potential. Not been possible for many.


Howard M. Temin, A Biographical Memoir by Bill Sugden, National Academy of Sciences, 2001. 40 pages.

Thinking about Howard Temin by David Baltimore, Nobel Co-recipient, Meeting Review, CSHL Press, 6 pages.

Homage to Howard Temin by David Baltimore, Nobel co-recipient.

Memorial Resolution of the Faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the Death of Professor Howard M. Temin, McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Dr. H.M. Temin, 59, Cancer Research Laureate, Dies. Obituary by Lawrence K. Altman, New York Times, Feb 11, 1994.

Photo: Wikipedia. Painting Tim Tompkins - PaintHistory.com

Name: Howard Martin Temin
Birth: 10 December 1934, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Died: 9 February 1994, Madison, WI, USA
Institution: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell"
Subject: Genetics, medical oncology, virology
Portion of cash: 1/3
History of Discovery
Honoring Howard Temin
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Doctoral Advisor: Renato Dulbecco