Marshall W. Nirenberg Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Marshall W. Nirenberg

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Biography Of Marshall W. Nirenberg
Real NameMarshall W. Nirenberg
ProfessionGeneticists, Biochemists
Famous asBiochemist and Geneticist
Personal Life of Marshall W. Nirenberg
Born on10 April 1927
Birthday10th April
Died At Age82
Sun SignAries
Born inBrooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died on15 January 2010
Awards1968 – Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1968 – Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

1968 – Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

Franklin Medal

1967 – Gairdner Foundation International Award

1962 – NAS Award in Molecular Biology

1965 – National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences

Personal Fact of Marshall W. Nirenberg

Marshall W. Nirenberg was an American biochemist and geneticist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with Har Gobind Khorana and Robert W. Holley for “breaking the genetic code.” He also won several other prestigious awards for his contributions to genetics and biochemistry. Born in New York City, he developed an early interest in biology.

As a young man he attended the University of Florida at Gainesville from where he earned his B. Sc. and M. Sc. degrees in Zoology before working for his Ph. D. degree from the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan. He eventually became a research biochemist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) where he initially focused his research on DNA, RNA and protein. In collaboration with H. Matthaei he demonstrated that messenger RNA is required for protein synthesis and that synthetic messenger RNA preparations can be used to decipher various aspects of the genetic code.

 His groundbreaking research led to his appointment as the head of the Section of Biochemical Genetics at the National Heart Institute, a position he served in until his death decades later. His later research focused on neuroscience, neural development, and the homeobox genes.

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