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Marshall Nirenberg: Curriculum Vitae

Name: Marshall Warren Nirenberg
Date and Place of Birth: April 10, 1927, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married in 1961 to Perola Zaltzman

Education:

1945 - 1948:

B.S., Major: Zoology and Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
1950 - 1952: M.S., Department of Zoology, University of Florida (L. Berner, Research Advisor).
1952 - 1957: Ph.D., Department of Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Research on a permease for hexose transport, J.F. Hogg, Research Advisor).
1957 - 1959: Postdoctoral Fellow of the American Cancer Society (Sponsor: Dr. DeWitt Stetten, Jr.), National Institute of Arthritis, Metabolism, and Digestive Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
1959 - 1960: Postdoctoral Fellow of the Public Health Service, Section of Metabolic Enzymes, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Brief Chronology of Employment:

1945 - 1948: Teaching Assistant, Department of Zoology, University of Florida.
1950 - 1952: Research Associate, Nutrition Laboratory, University of Florida.
1952 - 1957: Teaching Fellow and Research Fellow, Departmentof Biological Chemistry, University of Michigan.
1960 - 1962: Research Biochemist, Section of Metabolic Enzymes, National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Maryland.
1962 - 1966: Chief of Section of Biochemical Genetics, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.
1966 to present: Research Biochemist, Chief of Laboratory o Biochemical Genetics, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes o Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

Societies:

American Philosophical Society
American Society of Biological Chemistry
American Chemical Society
American Neurochemistry Society
Biophysical Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Harvey Society
Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Developmental Biology
Washington Academy of Sciences
Federation of American Scientists, Sponsor
International Society for Neuroimmunomodulation, Board of Scientific Advisors

Current Editorial Boards:

Molecular Neurobiology
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Journal of Neurogenetics
Korean Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Other Current Activities:

Board of Scientific Advisors, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois, 1987-Current.
Research Professor in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Maryland, 1995-Current.
Member of the Executive Committee, and member of the Scientific Advisory Council, Elbe International Neuroscience Program.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, George Washington University Medical Center.
Member of Scientific Advisory Board, Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute.

Honors:

National Academy of Sciences, USA
National Academy of Medicine, USA
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Neurological Association
Leopoldina Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher
Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Vatican
European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Molecular Biology Award, National Academy of Sciences, 1962
Award in the Biological Sciences, Washington Academy of Sciences, 1962.
Modern Medicine Award, 1963
Paul Lewis Award in Enzyme Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 1964
Award from the Department of Health, Education, Welfare, 1964.
Harrison Howe Award, Rochester Branch of the American Chemical Society, 1964
National Medal of Science, President of the United States, 1965
Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Michigan, 1965
Doctor of Science, Honorary, Yale University, 1965
Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Chicago, 1965
John Young Award, Orlando, Florida, 1965
Hildebrand Award, American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., 1966
Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 1966
Research Corporation Award, 1966
Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Pennsylvania, 1967
American College of Physicians Award, 1967
Robbins Lecturer, Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1967
Gairdner Foundation Award, Toronto, Canada, 1967
Prix Charles Leopold Meyer, French Academy of Sciences, 1967
Joseph Priestly Award, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1968
Doctor of Science, Honorary, Harvard University, 1968
Franklin Medal, University of Pennsylvania, 1968
Distinguished Service Medal, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1968
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize, Columbia University, 1968
Lasker Award, 1968
Medal, President of the United States, 1968
Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology for deciphering the
Genetic code (Shared with Gobind Khorana & Robert Holley), 1968
Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Florida, 1969
Doctor of Science, Honorary, George Washington University, 1972
Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Pavia, Italy, 1973
City of Peace Award, 1975
Doctor of Science, Honorary, Weizmann Institute, Israel, 1978
George Cotzias Memorial Award Lecture, American Society of Neurology, Toronto, Canada, 1981
A. Ross McIntyre Award, College of Medicine, University of Nebraska, 1983
Doctor of Science, Honorary, State University of New York at Albany, 1986
Doctor of Science, Honorary, West Virginia State College, 1991
Doctor of Science, Honarary, Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, New York, 1996.