Brief Chronology

  • 1928 --Born in Wilmington, Delaware, October 30
  • 1950 --BS in Chemistry from University of Delaware
  • 1954 --MD from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1954-55 --Internship in Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • 1955-57 --Clinical Associate, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1956 --Married Joanne Gomberg
  • 1957-59 --Residency in Medicine, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York
  • 1959-62 --Guest Investigator, laboratory of Fritz Lipmann, The Rockefeller University, New York
  • 1962-65 --Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM), Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1965-67 --Associate Professor of Microbiology, JHUSM
  • 1967 --Selman Waksman Award in Microbiology
  • 1967-72 --Professor of Microbiology, JHUSM
  • 1972-81 --Professor and Director, Department of Microbiology, JHUSM
  • 1978 --Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, shared with Hamilton Smith and Werner Arber
  • 1979 --Elected to National Academy of Sciences
  • 1981-82 --Professor and Director, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, JHUSM
  • 1982-99 --University Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, JHUSM
  • 1982-99 --Senior Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 1993 --National Medal of Science
  • 1995-96 --Interim President, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1999 --Died on November 16