Lederberg, Joshua

(b. 1925)
   US geneticist and Nobel laureate, 1958. In 1946 Lederberg and a colleague at Yale University discovered that certain bacteria were capable of sexual reproduction and therefore of genetic intermingling. This opened up a whole new field in genetic research and earned him a share in the 1958 Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology. Lederberg became professor of genetics at the University of Wisconsin in 1947, and later was appointed to the chair of genetics at Stanford University (1959) and the director-ship of the Kennedy Laboratories for Molecular Biology and Medicine (1961). His other areas of enquiry were space biology and evolution. He wrote a syndicated newspaper column on topics of popular scientific interest.

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  • LEDERBERG, JOSHUA — (1925– ), U.S. geneticist. Born in Montclair, New Jersey and scion of a rabbinical family from Ereẓ Israel, he studied at Columbia University and then at Yale and made a number of important discoveries in microbial genetics. It had previously… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Lederberg, Joshua — born May 23, 1925, Montclair, N.J., U.S. U.S. geneticist. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale University. With his student Norton Zinder, Lederberg discovered that certain viruses were capable of carrying a bacterial gene from one bacterium to another, a …   Universalium

  • Lederberg , Joshua — (1925–) American geneticist Lederberg was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at Columbia and Yale where he gained his PhD in 1948. He later held chairs of genetics at the University of Wisconsin, where he had taught since 1947, and at… …   Scientists

  • Lederberg, Joshua — ► (n. 1925) Fisiólogo estadounidense. Fue premio Nobel de Medicina y Fisiología en 1958, compartido con G. W. Beadle y E. L. Tatum, por sus estudios sobre genética bacteriana. * * * (n. 23 may. 1925, Montclair, N.J., EE.UU.). Genetista… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Lederberg,Joshua — Led·er·berg (lĕdʹər bûrg , lāʹdər ), Joshua. Born 1925. American geneticist. He shared a 1958 Nobel Prize for work with genetic mechanisms. * * * …   Universalium

  • Lederberg, Joshua — (b. 1925)    American scientist. In 1947 he was appointed professor of genetics at the Universty of Wisconsin, and later at Stanford University. In 1961 he became director of the Kennedy Laboratories for Molecular Biology and Medicine. He and a… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Lederberg, Joshua —  (1925–) American biologist, awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1958 …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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