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 141,419 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas A. Steitz is the 275th most popular chemist (down from 263rd in 2019), the 1,923rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,827th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Chemist.

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Among chemists, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 275 out of 509Before him are Alan MacDiarmid, Richard Smalley, Kenichi Fukui, Andreas Sigismund Marggraf, Edmond H. Fischer, and Fraser Stoddart. After him are Alexander Shulgin, William Henry, Torbern Bergman, Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran, Bernard Courtois, and Richard J. Roberts.

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Among people born in 1940, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 116Before him are Rudi Dutschke, Jimmy Greaves, Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, Ali Hassan Salameh, Iva Zanicchi, and Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf. After him are Pedro Rodríguez, Mike Hailwood, Wayne Dyer, Phil Ochs, Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, and Lei Feng. Among people deceased in 2018, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 80Before him are Aharon Appelfeld, Tom Wolfe, Christine Nöstlinger, James Mirrlees, Hayden White, and John Gavin. After him are Alan Bean, Ermanno Olmi, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, Efraín Ríos Montt, Keith O'Brien, and Paul Virilio.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 1,923 out of 18,182Before him are Gloria Steinem (1934), Buddy Rich (1917), John Gavin (1931), Patricia Neal (1926), Debra Paget (1933), and Nicholas Sparks (1965). After him are Billy Gibbons (1949), Darren Aronofsky (1969), Angie Dickinson (1931), Bruce McCandless II (1937), Jack Kevorkian (1928), and Michael Bay (1965).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Thomas A. Steitz ranks 58Before him are Donald J. Cram (1919), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), Karl Barry Sharpless (1941), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), Martin Rodbell (1925), and Richard Smalley (1943). After him are Alexander Shulgin (1925), Dudley R. Herschbach (1932), Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr. (1915), Edwin G. Krebs (1918), Alice Ball (1892), and Richard R. Schrock (1945).