Severo Ochoa Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 7 pages of information about the life of Severo Ochoa.
This section contains 1,932 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Severo Ochoa Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography on Severo Ochoa

Spanish-born American biochemist Severo Ochoa (1905-1993) spent his life engaged in research into the workings of the human body. In the 1950s, he was one of the first scientists to synthesize the newly discovered ribonucleic acid (RNA) in the laboratory.

Severo Ochoa's ability to synthesize RNA in the laboratory marked the first time that scientists managed to combine molecules together in a chain outside a living organism, knowledge that would later prove to be an essential step in enabling scientists to create life in a test tube. For this work, Ochoa received the Nobel Prize in 1959. In addition to his laboratory work, Ochoa, who was trained as a physician in Spain, taught biochemistry and pharmacology to many generations of New York University medical students.

Severo Ochoa was born on September 24, 1905, in Luarca, a small town in the north of Spain. Named after his father, a lawyer, Ochoa was...

(read more)

This section contains 1,932 words
(approx. 7 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Severo Ochoa Biography
Copyrights
Gale
Severo Ochoa from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook