James Watson#


James Watson
Email:nec
Membership Number:1870
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:jwatson
Elected:1998
Homepage: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1962/watson-bio.html



Present and Previous Positions
  • 1961 Professor at the Harvard Biology Department
  • 1958 Associate Professor at the Harvard Biology Department
  • 1956 Assistant Professor at the Harvard Biology Department
  • 1953-1955 Senior Research Fellow in Biology at the California Institute of Technology
  • 1950-1951 Merck Fellow of the National Research Council in Copenhagen
  • 1950 Ph.D. in Zoology at University in Bloomington

Fields of Scholarship
  • Double helix structure of DNA
  • Classical biology
  • Molecular biology
  • Ecology
  • Developmental biology
  • Taxonomy
  • Physiology

Honours and Awards
  • 1998 Member of Academia Europaea
  • 1962 The Nobel Prize for Psychology of Medicine
  • 1962 The Research Corporation Prize
  • 1960 The Lasker Award
  • 1959 The John Collins Warren Prize of the Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1959 The Eli Lilly Award in Biochemistry
  • Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Foreign member of the Danish Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Consultant to the President's Scientific Advisory Committee


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