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Altman, Sidney, 2007 February 5

Call Number: RU 1037


  • 2007 February 5


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Collection materials are closed to research until January 1, 2029, after which access is subject to review by University Archives staff.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Biographical / Historical

Dean of Yale College, 1985-1989.

Sterling Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor Chemistry.

Sid Altman, born in Canada in 1939, graduated from MIT in 1960 and received a PhD in biophysics in 1967. He joined the biology faculty at Yale in 1971 and became a full professor in 1980. Altman served as department chair from 1983 to 1985 and as Dean of Yale College 1985-1989. He received the 1989 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, with Thomas R. Cech, for their discoveries concerning RNA, or ribonucleic acid. In July 1989, Altman returned to teaching.

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