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Altman, Sidney

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Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Biologists

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1939 - Sidney Altman was born in Montreal, Quebec on the 7th of May.

 

1960 - He received his bachelor's degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

1967 - He received his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Colorado.

 

1967-1969 - He was a molecular biology fellow at Harvard University.

 

1969-1970 - He was a molecular biology fellow at the University of Cambridge.

 

1971 - He became an assistant professor at Yale University.

 

1972 - He married to Ann Korner.

 

1980 - He was promoted as a professor at Yale University.

 

1983-1985 - He was a Chairman in their department.

 

1984 - He took U.S. citizenship.

 

1985 - He became the Dean of Yale College.

 

1985-1989 - He served as Dean of the undergraduate Yale College.

 

1989 - He returned to the post of professor on a fulltime basis on the 1st of July. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas R. Cech for their work on the catalytic properties of RNA.


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