Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Stanfurd Takes Chemistry


The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded Roger Kornberg, PhD, of the Stanford University School of Medicine, the 2006 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in understanding how DNA is converted into RNA, a process known as transcription.


Kornberg, who is also the Mrs. George A. Winzer Professor in Medicine, is the School of Medicine's second Nobel Prize winner this week. On Monday, Andrew Fire, PhD, professor of pathology and of genetics, was a winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on RNA interference. Together the two awards serve as a clarion announcement of RNA’s arrival in the scientific and medical spotlight.

I know where I need to go for grad school.

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