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Beadle, George Wells

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1989 AD
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.