1962 James Watson Bio

1962 James Watson Bio - James Watson The Nobel Prize in...

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James Watson The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1962   Biography James Dewey Watson  was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 6th, 1928, as the only son of  James D. Watson, a businessman, and Jean Mitchell. His father's ancestors were originally of English descent and had lived  in the midwest for several generations. His mother's father was a Scottish-born taylor married to a daughter of Irish  immigrants who arrived in the United States about 1840. Young Watson's entire boyhood was spent in Chicago where he  attended for eight years Horace Mann Grammar School and for two years South Shore High School. He then received a  tuition scholarship to the University of Chicago, and in the summer of 1943 entered their experimental four-year college. In 1947, he received a B.Sc. degree in Zoology. During these years his boyhood interest in bird-watching had matured into a  serious desire to learn genetics. This became possible when he received a Fellowship for graduate study in Zoology at  Indiana University in Bloomington, where he received his Ph.D. degree in Zoology in 1950. At Indiana, he was deeply  influenced both by the geneticists  H. J. Muller  and T. M. Sonneborn, and by  S. E. Luria , the Italian-born microbiologist then on  the staff of Indiana's Bacteriology Department. Watson's Ph.D. thesis, done under Luria's able guidance, was a study of the 
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