Joshua Lederberg

Born 23rd May, 1925 (Montclair, New Jersey, United States)

An American molecular biologist known for his work in bacterial genetics and the discovery of viral transduction, that is the ability of viruses to transfer snippets of DNA from one infected bacteria to another. This laid the basis for genetic engineering in the 1970s.





Joshua Lederberg: timeline of key events

Date Event People Places
December 18, 1922Esther Lederberg was born in Bronx, New York, USALederbergWisconsin University
May 23, 1925Joshua Lederberg was born in Montclair, NJ, USALederbergUniversity of Wisconsin
1958The cell is confirmed responsible for antibody productionLederberg, NossalUniversity of Wisconsin, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
November 11, 2006Esther Lederberg diedLederbergWisconsin University
February 2, 2008Joshua Lederberg diedLederbergUniversity of Wisconsin

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