Paul Berg

Curriculum Vitae


Born: Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 1926
Address: 838 Santa Fe Ave., Stanford, CA 94305
1948 B.S., Pennsylvania State University
1952 Ph.D., Western Reserve University
Professional Background
1950-52 Predoctoral Research Fellow, National Institutes of Health.
1952-54 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, American Cancer Society
Dr. H. M. Kalckar, Institute of Cytophysiology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Dr. Arthur Kornberg, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, M
1954 Scholar in Cancer Research, American Cancer Society, Department of Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine
1955-59 Assistant to Associate Professor of Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine
1959-60 Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine
1960-69 Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine
1969-74 Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine
1970-94 Sam, Lulu and Jack Willson Professor of Biochemistry
1973-83 Non-Resident Fellow of Salk Institute
1985-2000 Director, Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine
1994-2000 1994-2000 Vivian K. and Robert W. Cahill Professor in Biochemistry and Cancer Research
2000-present Cahill Professor in Biochemistry , Emeritus, and Director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Emeritus
Eli Lilly Award in Biochemistry (1959)
California Scientist of the Year (1963)
National Academy of Sciences (1966)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1966)
Henry J. Kaiser Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stanford University School of Medicine (1969, 1972)
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Pennsylvania State University
V.D. Mattia Prize of the Roche Institute for Molecular Biology
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science (1974)
President, American Society of Biological Chemists (1975)
Honorary Doctor of Science, University of Rochester and Yale University (1978)
Sarasota Medical Awards for Achievement and Excellence (1979)
Annual Award of the Gairdner Foundation (1980)
Nobel Award in Chemistry (1980)
Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (1980)
New York Academy of Sciences Award (1980)
Foreign Member, French Academy of Sciences (1981)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award (1982)
National Medal of Science (1983)
American Philosophical Society (1983)
Associate Member of EMBO (1984)
Honorary Doctor of Science, Washington University, St. Louis (1986)
National Library of Medicine Medal (1986)
American Academy of Achievement (1988)
Honorary Doctor of Science, Oregon State University (1989)
Special Achievement Award, Odyssey Biomedical Corporation
Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (1991)
Honorary Member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of the Russian Federal Republic (1991)
Foreign Member of the Royal Society, London (1992)
Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology (1992)
Honorary Member Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (1992)
Honorary Member AMBO/AMBL (1994)
Honorary Doctor of Science, Pennsylvania State University (1995)
Member, Pontifical Academy of Sciences (1996)
Sustained Leadership at National Level, Research! America (2003)
Special Appointments
Member, Board of Scientific Advisors of Jane Coffin Childs Foundation for Medical Research
Member, Advisory Boards to National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, National Science Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University
Elected to the Council of National Academy of Science
Member and Chairman, International Advisory Board of the Basel Institute of Immunology
Chairman, Whitehead Institute Board of Advisory Scientists
Chairman, National Advisory Committee, Human Genome Project
Trustee, Rockefeller University
Chairman, Board of Directors, National Foundation for Biomedical Research
Chairman, Public Policy Committee, American Society for Cell Biology
Advisory Editorial Board, Molecular Medicine Today
Advisory Panel, Human Genome Education Program
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Beckman Foundation
NAS-CSIS Roundtable on Biotechnology and Bioterrorism

* This CV was provided by the Laureate in March, 2004.

Selected Bibliography

1. Physical and Genetic Characterization of Deletion Mutants of Simian Virus 40 Constructed In Vitro. Charles Cole, Terry Landers, Stephen Goff, Simone Manteuil-Brutlag, and Paul Berg. J. Virol., 24: 277 – 294 (1977).

2. A Biochemical Method for Inserting New Genetic Information into SV40 DNA: Circular SV40 DNA Molecules Containing Lambda Phage Genes and the Galactose Operon of E. coli. David A. Jackson, Robert H. Symons, and Paul Berg. Proc. Nat. Sci. USA, 69, 2904 (1972).

3. Construction of Hybrid Viruses Containing SV40 and Lambda Phage DNA Segments and Their Propagation in Cultured Monkey Cells. Stephen P. Goff, and Paul Berg. Cell, 9:695 (1976).

4. Synthesis of Rabbit b-Globin in Cultured Monkey Kidney Cells Following Infection with a SV40 b-Globin Recombinant Genome. R.C. Mulligan, B.H. Howard, and Paul Berg. Nature, 277, 108 – 114 ( 1979).

5. Expression of a Bacterial Gene in Mammalian Cells. R.C. Mulligan and Paul Berg, Science 209, 1422 – 1427 (1980).

From Les Prix Nobel. The Nobel Prizes 1980, Editor Wilhelm Odelberg, [Nobel Foundation], Stockholm, 1981

Paul Berg died on 15 February 2023.

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