Daniel Nathans shared the 1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping.
11 Facts About Daniel Nathans
Daniel Nathans attended public schools and then to the University of Delaware, where he received his BS degree in chemistry in 1950.
Daniel Nathans received his MD degree from Washington University in St Louis in 1954 and did a one-year internship at Presbyterian Medical Center with Robert Loeb.
Daniel Nathans returned to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for a two-year residency in 1957, again on Robert Loeb's service.
Daniel Nathans continued working on the problem of protein synthesis as time allowed.
In 1962, Daniel Nathans came to Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as an assistant professor of microbiology.
Daniel Nathans was promoted to associate professor in 1965 and to professor in 1967.
Daniel Nathans became the director of the microbiology department in 1972 and served in that position until 1982.
Daniel Nathans became a senior investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute unit at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1982.
From 1995 to 1996, Daniel Nathans served as the interim president of Johns Hopkins University.
Daniel Nathans was given six honorary doctorates over the span of his career.