Thomas A. Steitz

1940 - 2018

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Thomas Arthur Steitz (August 23, 1940 – October 9, 2018) was an American biochemist, a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, best known for his pioneering work on the ribosome. Steitz was awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Ada Yonath "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas A. Steitz has received more than 129,855 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Thomas A. Steitz is the 263rd most popular chemist (up from 265th in 2019), the 1,828th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,506th in 2019) and the 51st most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 263 out of 510Before him are Emil Abderhalden, George Porter, John Polanyi, Alexander Butlerov, J. D. Bernal, and Alfred G. Gilman. After him are Bernard Courtois, Kenichi Fukui, Charles Adolphe Wurtz, Kikunae Ikeda, Axel Fredrik Cronstedt, and Paul L. Modrich.

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Among people born in 1940, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 115Before him are Mamnoon Hussain, Ali Hassan Salameh, Linda Gray, Tony Allen, James L. Brooks, and Saul Kripke. After him are Sam Waterston, Edward C. Prescott, Vicente Fernández, Mate Boban, Lei Feng, and Jeffrey Archer. Among people deceased in 2018, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 79Before him are Aaron Klug, Avicii, Sondra Locke, Alan Bean, Paul Virilio, and Efraín Ríos Montt. After him are Joël Robuchon, Hayden White, Dorothy Malone, Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, and Bruno Sammartino.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 1,828 out of 15,968Before him are Kim Hunter (1922), Vannevar Bush (1890), Asa Griggs Candler (1851), Don Ameche (1908), Benjamin Spock (1903), and Saul Kripke (1940). After him are Jane Jacobs (1916), John O'Keefe (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), Nettie Stevens (1861), Al Oerter (1936), and Mike Powell (1963).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 51Before him are Edward W. Morley (1838), Robert W. Holley (1922), William Standish Knowles (1917), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), and Alfred G. Gilman (1941). After him are Paul L. Modrich (1946), William Lipscomb (1919), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), Donald J. Cram (1919), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), and Alexander Shulgin (1925).