Arthur Kornberg

Curriculum Vitae

Date and Place of Birth
March 3, 1918, Brooklyn, New York
1937 B.S., City College of New York
1941 M.D., University of Rochester
Professional Background
1941-1942 Intern, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester
1942-1953 Commissioned Officer, U.S. Public Health Service
1947-1953 Chief of Enzyme and Metabolism Section of National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
1953-1959 Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
1959-1969 Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
1959-1988 Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
1988- Professor Emeritus (Active), Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
1951 Paul-Lewis Award in Enzyme Chemistry
1959 Nobel Prize in Medicine (with Dr. Severo Ochoa)
1965 President, American Society of Biological Chemists
1970 American Philosophical Society
1970 Foreign Member, Royal Society
1979 National Medal of Science
1960 Honorary degrees: City College of New York, Washington University, University of Rochester, Yeshiva University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Notre Dame, Princeton University, Colby College, University of Barcelona, University of Paris, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Miami
1995 Cosmos Club Award
1995 Gairdner Foundation Award
1999 Arthur Kornberg Medical Research Building, University of Rochester, NY
2001 Ramón y Cajal Lecture, June 2001
2001 Sankei Shimbun Lectures in Osaka and Tokyo, November 2001
2002 Philip Handler Lecture – Duke University, March 2002
2004 Honorary Member – The Japan Society
National Academy of Sciences
American Philosophical Society
Board of Governors, Emeritus, Weizmann Institute
Founder, Member of Policy Board and Scientific Advisory Board – DNAX (Division of Schering-Plough Corp.)
Advisory Board – Osaka Biosciences Institute
Scientific Advisory Board – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board – XOMA Corp.
Scientific Advisory Board – Maxygen Corporation
Member, International Advisory Committee of New International Graduate University in Okinawa
Enzymatic Synthesis of DNA, John Wiley & Sons, 1961
DNA Synthesis, W. H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1974
DNA Replication, W. H. Freeman and Co., San Francisco, 1980
DNA Replication (2nd Edition) with Tania A. Baker., W. H. Freeman and Co., New York, 1992
For the Love of Enzymes, Harvard University Press, 1989
The Golden Helix: Inside Biotech Ventures, University Science Books, 1995

* This CV was provided by the Laureate in April, 2005.

Arthur Kornberg died on October 26, 2007.

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