Nathans, Daniel, 1928-1999

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Microbiologist (1928-1999). Nathans received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Delaware in 1950 and his M.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine in 1954. He served as an intern (1954-1955) and resident (1957-1959) at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, and as a clinical associate (1955-1957) at the National Institutes of Health. Nathans served as a guest investigator (1959-1962) at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, after which he joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as professor and director of the Department of Microbiology. Nathans, Werner Arber and Hamilton O. Smith shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978 for their work on the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application to the problems of molecular genetics.

From the description of Oral history interview with Daniel Nathans, 1979. 1979. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 65287359

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referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Nathans, Daniel, 1928-1999. Oral history interview with Daniel Nathans, 1979. Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
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associatedWith Brockhoff, Dorothy A. person
associatedWith Cori, C. F. (Carl Ferdinand), 1896-1984. person
associatedWith Lipmann, Fritz (Fritz Albert), 1899-1986. person
associatedWith Loeb, Robert F. (Robert Frederick), 1895- person
associatedWith Lowry, Oliver H. person
correspondedWith Provine, William B. person
associatedWith Schlesinger, Sondra, 1934- person
associatedWith Smith, Hamilton O., 1931- person
associatedWith Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). School of Medicine corporateBody
associatedWith Wood, W. Barry (William Barry), 1910-1971. person
associatedWith Zinder, Norton D. person
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Birth 1928-10-30

Death 1999-11-16



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