In memoriam: Nobel Laureate Joshua Lederberg

Joshua Lederberg, who was named the 1958 Nobel Laureate in Medicine “for his discoveries concerning genetic recombination and the organization of the genetic material of bacteria” while he was at the UW-Madison, died on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 at the age of 82.

In 1947, he was appointed Assistant Professor of Genetics at the University of Wisconsin, where he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1950 and Professor in 1954. He organized the Department of Medical Genetics in 1957, of which he was Chairman during 1957-1958.

In 1959 he left Wisconsin for Stanford University Medical School, where he organized the Department of Genetic.

New York Times obituary

Washington Post obituary

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