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Beadle, George Wells

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1989 AD, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Biologists, Educators, Scientist


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.





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