Arthur Kornberg Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Arthur Kornberg Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other


This Biography is about one of the best Biochemist Arthur Kornberg including his Height, weight, Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Arthur Kornberg
Real Name Arthur Kornberg
Profession Biochemists, Molecular Biologists
Famous as Biochemist
Nationality American
Personal life of Arthur Kornberg
Born on 03 March 1918
Birthday 3rd March
Died At Age 89
Sun Sign Pisces
Born in New York City, United States
Died on 26 October 2007
Place of death Stanford, United States
Family Background of Arthur Kornberg
Father Joseph
Mother Lena Kornberg
Spouses/Partners Sylvy Ruth Levy (1943-1986; her death; 3 children), Charlene Walsh Levering (1988-1995; her death), Carolyn Frey Dixon (1998-2007; his death)
Awards 1959-Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine  Fellow of the Royal Society Paul

1951-Lewis Award in Enzyme Chemistry

1979-National Medal of Science

1995-Gairdner Foundation Award

Personal Fact of Arthur Kornberg

Arthur Kornberg was an American biochemist, born in New York City in early twentieth century. His parents, who came to the USA at the turn of the century from Austrian Galicia, were not-so-well-off traders. Kornberg began his education at a public school and funded his college education with the help of scholarships.

His initial aim was to become a doctor, but while studying for his medical degree, he began to take interest in research and started a survey to see if jaundice was common among medical students. The paper, which was published a year after he earned his MD, caught the attention of the Director of National Institutes of Health.

On his invitation, Kornberg joined NIH and served there for eleven years; in-between he took breaks to update his knowledge on enzymes. Later he began his teaching career as a professor at Washington University, but continued with his research. Here he was able to isolate DNA polymerizing enzyme, which earned him Nobel Prize three years later. Later he shifted to the University of Stanford and remained there for rest of his life. He was also socially very aware and lent his name to relevant movements.


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