George Wells Beadle was an American scientist in the field of genetics.
1903 – Born 22nd of October at Wahoo, Nebraska, U.S.A.
1926 – Finished his B.Sc. degree at the University of Nebraska and subsequently worked for a year with Professor F.D. Keim, who was studying hybrid wheat.
1927-1931 – He took his M.Sc. degree, and Professor Keim secured for him a post as Teaching Assistant at Cornell University.
1931-1936 – Obtained his Ph.D. degree, awarded a National Research Council Fellowship at the California Institute of Technology at Pasadena.
Studied relation between genes and formation of enzymes
1935 – Visited Paris for six months to work with Professor Boris Ephrussi at the Institut de Biologie physico-chimique.
1946 – President of Genetics Society of America.
1955 – Served as President in American Association for the Advancement of Science.
1958 – Awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
1961-1968 – President of University of Chicago.
Member of National Academy of Sciences. (Chairman of Committee on Genetic Effects of Atomic Radiation)
1989 – Beadle died 9th of June.