Thomas A. Steitz

Thomas Steitz born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 for his work on the structure and function of ribosome. He shared the prize with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Ada Yonath. Steitz is a Sterling Professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University.  In 2007, he won the Gairdner International Award for his work on ribosome structure and function.

As an undergraduate Steitz studied chemistry at Lawrence University. He received a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from Harvard University. Steitz made contributions to determine the molecular structure of the large 50 S ribosomal unit, carboxypeptidase A and aspartate carbamoyltransferase.

During the period of 1967-1970, Steitz did his postdoctoral research at MRC laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge University as Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow. He was a Macy Fellow during 1976-77 doing research at University of Gottingen. Thomas Steitz was a Fairchild Scholar at the California Institute of Technology during 1984-85.

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2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2007 Gairdner International Award

2006 Keio Medical Science Prize

2001 AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize

2001 Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research

1990 Member, National Academy of Sciences

1980 Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry

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    Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale