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Altman, Sidney

Born: 1939 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Biologists


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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