1888 – He was born 22nd of July at Priluka, Ukraine.
1911 – In the autumn he entered Rutgers College, having won a State Scholarship.
1915 – He received his degree in Agriculture from Rutgers.
– He was appointed research assistant in soil bacteriology under Dr. J. G. Lipman at the
New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.
1916 – He obtained his M.Sc. degree at Rutgers College.
1918 – He was awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry.
1925 – He received an appointment as microbiologist at the Experiment Station and as Lecturer in Soil
Microbiology at the Rutgers University.
– He was appointed Associate Professor Rutgers University.
1931 – He was invited to organize a division of Marine Bacteriology at the Woods Hole
1940 – He has isolated, together with his students and associates, a number of new antibiotics,
1949 – He was appointed Director of the Institute of Microbiology.
1951 – Created the Waksman Foundation for Microbiology which located at the Bush campus of
Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.
1952 – Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of "streptomycin", the first antibiotic effective
– He was voted as one of the most outstanding 100 people in the world ( Little, Brown & Co.).
1973 – Died at the age of 85.