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Paul Berg

Paul BERG, American biochemist. Award 1972; Medal of Science. N.A.S. since 1966.

Background

  • BERG, Paul was born on June 30, 1926 in New York, United States. Son of Harry Berg and Sarah Brodsky.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1952. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Rochester, 1978.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Yale University, 1978. Doctor of Science (honorary), Washington University, St. Louis, 1986. Doctor of Science (honorary), Oregon State University, 1989.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Pennsylvania State University, 1995.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Institute Cytophysiology, Copenhagen, 1952—1953, Washington University School Medicine, 1953—1954, American Cancer Society scholar in cancer research, department microbiology, 1954, assistant to associate professor microbiology, 1955—1959. Associate professor biochemistry Stanford University School Medicine, California, 1959—1960, professor, 1960—1969, chairman department biochemistry, 1969—1974, Sam, Lulu & Jack Willson professor biochemistry, 1970—1994, Vivian K. & Robert W. Cahill professor biochemistry & cancer research, 1994—2000, Cahill professor biochemistry emeritus, since 2000. Fellow Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 1973—1983.

      Director Beckman Center Molecular & Genetic Medicine, Stanford University, 1985—2000, director emeritus, since 2000. Board science advisors Jane Coffin Childs Foundation Medical Research, 1970—1980. Chairman science advisory committee Whitehead Institute biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984—1990.

      Board directors National Foundation biomedical Research, since 1994. Member international advisory board Basel Institute Immunology, Switzerland. Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946.

    Works

    • Member editorial board: Molecular Biology, 1956-1969. Contributor to professional journals.

    Membership

    Trustee Rockefeller University, 1990—1992. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science (Science Freedom & Responsibility award 1982). Member: National Academy of Sciences, Royal Society (foreign), French Academy of Sciences, Japan Bio-chemical Society, International Society Molecular Biology, American Philosophical Society, American Society Microbiology, American Society Cell Biology, American Society Biological Chemists (president 1974-1975), American Academy Arts & Sciences, Institute Medicine.

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    Travel, art, and sports.

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    • Married Mildred Levy, September 14, 1947. 1 child John.
    • father: Harry Berg
    • mother: Sarah (Brodsky) Berg
    • spouse: Mildred Levy
    • child: John Berg
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      Pennsylvania State University
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      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1978
      University Rochester
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      Yale University
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      Washington University
    • 1989
      Oregon State University
    • 1995
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1952 - 1953
      Postdoctoral fellow, Institute Cytophysiology
      Copenhagen, Denmark
    • 1953 - 1954
      Postdoctoral fellow, Institute Cytophysiology
    • 1959 - 1960
      associate, professor biochemistry Stanford University School Medicine
      California, United States
    • 1970 - 1994
      associate, professor biochemistry Stanford University School Medicine
      Säm, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden
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