1926 – Born on the 30th of June in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
1943 – Graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School.
1947 – Married Mildred Levy and have one son.
1948 – Received his B.S. in biochemistry from Penn State University.
1952 – Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University.
1955-1959 – Professor of Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis. 1959 – Became Professor of Biochemistry, Stanford University.
1966 – Awarded by the National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
1980 – Nobel Prize for Chemistry (with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger).
1974-1975 – Member of the American Society of Biological Chemists.
1975 – Organizer of the Asilomar conference on recombinant DNA.
1983 – Berg awarded the National Medal of Science by Ronald Reagan.
1991 – American Association for the Advancement of Science.