Jack W. Szostak

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Jack W. Szostak

Jack W. Szostak

Die Synthetische Biologie stellt Nobelpreisträger Jack W. Szostak vom Department of Genetics der Harvard Medical School in den „Tauchgängen in die Wissenschaft“ vor.

Career:

  • 1977 Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Cornell University, Ithaca
  • 1977 – 1979 Research Associate, Cornell University, Ithaca
  • Since 1979 at Harvard Medical School
  • Since 1988 Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • Since 1988 at the Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Since 1998 Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2009 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

 Area of work:

  • Studying related challenges of understanding the origin of life on the early earth, and constructing synthetic cellular life in the laboratory
  • Construction of the world’s first yeast artificial chromosome