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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