Collection documents Kornberg's work concerning the synthesis of DNA in the laboratory, as well as the synthetic pathways
of nucleotides, and includes correspondence, 1947 to 1982; research lab notebooks, 1947 to 1969 (which include those studies
for which he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1959); coursework, lectures, and seminars; Stanford University Departmental
records; records concerning professional organizations; and reprints, glass research slides, and audiotapes.
Biochemistry professor at Stanford University since 1959, Kornberg's work focused on enzymatic studies of DNA replication.
Kornberg was Chief of Enzymes and Metabolics at the National Institute of Health from 1947 to 1953, Chief of the Department
of Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine from 1953 to 1959, and Chairman of Stanford's Department of
Biochemistry from 1959 to 1969. In 1959, Kornberg received a Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology for pioneering the synthesis
of DNA in the laboratory.
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