Altman, Sidney

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Birth 1939-05-07

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Sidney Altman was born on May 8, 1939, in Montreal, Quebec. He received a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960 and a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Colorado in 1967. Following further work in molecular biology at Harvard University and at Cambridge, Altman joined the faculty of Yale University in 1971. Altman's research has concerned nucleic acid chemistry and the genetics of tRNA expression. In 1989 he won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. In addition to his teaching and research, Altman served as chairman of the Yale University Department of Biology from 1983-1985 and as dean of Yale College from 1985-1989.

From the guide to the Sidney Altman papers, 1967-2010, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Sidney Altman was born on May 8, 1939, in Montreal, Quebec. He received a B.S. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960 and a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Colorado in 1967. Following further work in molecular biology at Harvard and at Cambridge, Altman joined the faculty of Yale University in 1971. Altman's research has concerned nucleic acid chemistry and the genetics of tRNA expression. In 1989 he won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. In addition to his teaching and research, Altman served as chairman of the Yale University Department of Biology from 1983-1985 and as dean of Yale College from 1985-1989.

From the description of Sidney Altman papers, ca. 1967-1994 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702124069

The University Tribunal was first established in 1969 by President Kingman Brewster to serve as a University-wide disciplinary body for students, using detailed procedures developed by a nine-member committee chaired by Professor Fleming James. In 1975, the Yale Corporation authorized the Senior Fellow and the President to revise the Tribunal Procedures as necessary from time to time. The Tribunal, convened only as needed, currently addresses the most serious allegations of misconduct by a student or faculty member.

From the guide to the University Tribunal, Yale University, records of the Chair, 1998-2003, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular genetics
  • Nucleic acids
  • Molecular biology
  • Transfer RNA

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