James Watson – who discovered the molecular structure of nucleic acids

James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, zoologist and geneticist. 

James Dewey Watson
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Quick Facts

  • Full Name: James Dewey Watson
  • Born: April 6th, 1928
  • Nationality: United States
  • Spouse: Elizabeth Watson ​(m. 1968)
  • Occupation: Scientist
  • Education:
    • University of Chicago (BS, 1947)
    • Indiana University (PhD, 1950)
  • Known for:
    • DNA structure
    • Molecular biology
  • Awards: 
    • Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1960)
    • Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1962)
    • Nobel Prize (1962)
    • John J. Carty Award (1971)
    • Foreign Member of the Royal Society (1981)
    • EMBO Membership (1985)
    • Copley Medal (1993)
    • Lomonosov Gold Medal (1994)


James Dewey Watson, born on 06th April 1927 is an American molecular biologist, zoologist and geneticist. 

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