|James D. Watson|
James D. Watson
|Born||April 6, 1928
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Institutions||Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory; Harvard University; University of Cambridge; National Institutes of Health|
|Alma mater||University of Chicago, Indiana University|
|Known for||DNA structure, Molecular biology,|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1962); Copley Medal (1993)|
Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material".
He studied at the University of Chicago and Indiana University and later worked at the University of Cambridge's Cavendish Laboratory in England. He met Crick at the Cavendish and they became friends.
Watson has received 19 honorary doctorates.
Watson has published a number of books.
- The molecular biology of the cell
- Recombinant DNA
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Watson's accomplishment is displayed on the monument at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City Because the monument memorializes only American laureates, Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins (who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) are omitted
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