Seymour Benzer BA, MS, PhD

Recipient of the Canada Gairdner International Award, 1964
"In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the knowledge of genetics and molecular biology, and in particular for his elucidation of the fine structure of genes, which has made it possible to extend the limits of genetic resolution by relating genetic changes to chemical alterations in deoxyribonucleic acid, thus clarifying the chemical bases of heredity in determining the nature and properties of cells and viruses."

Lafayette, Indiana, USA