Gallery 16: Telegram sent to Edward Tatum telling him that he, George Beadle and Joshua Lederberg will share the 1958 Nobel Pri
1958 Nobel Prize winners: (L-R) George Beadle, Edward Tatum (Physiology or Medicine), I. Tamm (Physics), F. Sanger (Chemistry), P. Cherenkov (Physics), I. Frank (Physics), Joshua Lederberg (Physiology or Medicine).
Edward Tatum and George Beadle used Neurospora to prove that "one gene makes one protein." Tatum also had a role in starting bacterial genetics.
Joshua Lederberg discovered bacterial recombination and started a new field of research.
George Beadle had successful research careers in corn and Drosophila genetics, before starting the field of Neurospora research.
Young George Beadle (1958 winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine), with his father and sister, 1914.
Telegram telling Lederberg that he will share in the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
The Nobel moment: how he was informed that he had won the Nobel prize.
Alfred Hershey receiving the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Barbara McClintock did pioneer work in plant genetics. She received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1983.
Lederberg's 1958 Nobel Prize certificate.