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Paul Berg

Born: Jun 30, 1926

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Scientist

Nationality: United States

Paul Berg

Date of Birth : Jun 30, 1926
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Paul Berg is an American biochemist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, along with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger. The award recognized their contributions to basic research involving nucleic acids. Berg received his undergraduate education at Penn State University, where he majored in biochemistry. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1952. Berg worked as a professor at Washington University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to serving as the director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Berg was presented with the National Medal of Science in 1983 and the National Library of Medicine Medal in 1986. Berg is a member of the Board of Sponsors for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Profession


  • Scientist
  • Chemist

Awards Won


  • Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Gairdner Foundation International Award
  • Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
  • National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
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