Singer, Maxine.

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Dates:
Birth 1931-02-15
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Biographical Note

  • 1931, Feb. 15: Born, New York, N.Y.
  • 1952: Married Daniel Morris Singer B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.
  • 1956 - 1958 : Researched nucleic acids under Leon A. Heppel as a United States Public Health Service postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
  • 1957: Ph.D. in biochemistry, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1958 - 1974 : Researched RNA structure and synthesis and contributed to Marshall Nirenberg's work on deciphering the genetic code as a research chemist in biochemistry, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
  • 1971 - 1972 : Studied simian virus 40 in Ernest Winocour's laboratory as visiting scientist, Department of Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • 1972 - 1982 : Editorial board member, Science magazine
  • 1973: Cochairman, Gordon Research Conference
  • 1975: Member of the organizing committee and cosigner of the summary statement of the Asilomar report, International (Asilomar) Conference on Recombinant DNA Molecules
  • 1975 - 1979 : Head, Nucleic Acid Enzymology Section, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
  • 1975 - 1990 : Trustee, Yale Corp., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1978: Selected member, Board of Governors and Scientific Academic Advisory Committee, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
  • 1979 - 1987 : Chief, Laboratory of Biochemistry, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
  • 1985 - 1994 : Director, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1986: Nominated academician by Supreme Pontiff, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Vatican City
  • 1987 - 1988 : Research chemist, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
  • 1988: Awarded Distinguished Presidential Rank Award
  • 1988 - 2002 : President, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.
  • 1992: Awarded National Medal of Science
  • 1994: Founder, Carnegie Academy for Science Education, Washington, D.C.
  • 2007: Awarded National Academy of Science Public Welfare Medal

From the guide to the Maxine Singer Papers, 1950-2004, (bulk 1970-1995), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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