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Biochemist , educator

Arthur Kornberg, American biochemist, educator. Member of National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Society, Harvey Society, American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists (president 1965), The Japan Society (honorary), Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

KORNBERG, Arthur was born on March 3, 1918 in New York, United States. Son of Joseph and Lena Katz Komberg.

Education

Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1937. Doctor of Laws (honorary), City College of New York, 1960. Doctor of Medicine, University Rochester, 1941.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Rochester, 1962. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Pennsylvania, University Notre Dame, 1965. Doctor of Science (honorary), Washington University, 1968.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Princeton University, 1970. Doctor of Science (honorary), Colby College, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Yeshiva University, 1963.

Doctor of Medicine honoris causa, University Barcelona, Spain, 1970.

Career

Intern in medicine Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York, 1941—1942. Commissioned officer United States Public Health Service, 1942, advanced through grades to medical director, 1951. Member staff National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1942—1952, nutrition section, division physiology, 1942—1945.

Chief section enzymes and metabolism National Institute Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, 1947—1952. Guest research worker departments chemistry and pharmacology college medicine New York University, 1946. Department biological chemistry medical school Washington University, 1947, professor, head department microbiology, medical school St. Louis, 1953—1959.

Department plant biochemistry University California, 1951. Professor biochemistry Stanford University School Medicine, 1959—1988, chairman department, 1959—1969, professor emeritus department biochemistry, 1988—2007. Member science advisory board Massachusetts General Hospital, 1964—1967, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Maxygen, XOMA Corporation.

Board governors Weizmann Institute, Israel. Founder DNAX; Lieutenant (junior grade), medical officer United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942.

Works

Membership

Member of National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Society, Harvey Society, American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists (president 1965), The Japan Society (honorary), Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Sylvy R. Levy, November 21, 1943 (deceased 1986). Children: Roger David, Thomas Bill, Kenneth Andrew. Married Charlene Walsh Levering, 1988 (deceased 1995).

Married Carolyn Frey Dixon, 1998.

father:
Joseph Kornberg

mother:
Lena (Katz) Kornberg

spouse:
Sylvy R. Levy

spouse:
Charlene Walsh Levering

spouse:
Carolyn Frey Dixon

child:
Roger David Kornberg

child:
Thomas Bill Kornberg

child:
Kenneth Andrew Kornberg