Gallery 18: Alfred Hershey, 1960
Alfred Hershey working in the lab, 1960.
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16020. Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase, 1952
Bacteria and viruses have DNA too.
16409. Gallery 18: Alfred Hershey, 1969
Alfred Hershey receiving the 1969 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
16410. Gallery 18: Alfred Hershey and his son, 1969
Alfred Hershey and his son, Peter, at the Nobel Prize ceremonies.
16406. Gallery 18: Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase, 1953
Alfred Hershey and Martha Chase at Cold Spring Harbor, 1953.
16597. Gallery 27: Alfred Hershey and Seymour Benzer, 1953
Alfred Hershey and Seymour Benzer at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1953 Symposium.
16404. Gallery 18: E. B. Lewis, C. C. Lindegren, Alfred Hershey and Joshua Lederberg, 1951
1951 Cold Spring Harbor Symposium, (L-R): E. B. Lewis, C. C. Lindegren, Alfred Hershey and Joshua Lederberg.
16419. Biography 18: Alfred Day Hershey (1908-1997)
Alfred Hershey was a phage geneticist who, with his research assistant, Martha Chase, did one of the most famous experiments in molecular biology. The "blender" experiment proved that DNA carried genetic information.
16394. Concept 18: Bacteria and viruses have DNA too.
Bacterial conjugation and bacteriophages provide proof that a gene is made of DNA.
16417. Video 18: Al Hershey, clip 1
In this interview from 1991, Al Hershey describes the experimental approach used in the famous "blender experiment."
16395. Animation18: Bacteria and viruses have DNA too.
Joshua Lederberg worked with bacterial genetics while Alfred Hershey showed that DNA is responsible for the reproduction of new viruses in a cell.