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Sidney Altman was born in 1939 in Montreal. His parents were not wealthy but they did instill in the Altman children the need to further their lives through a solid education. Later in life, his father was able to provide a more substantial financial means for his family which enabled Sidney to pursue the educational endeavors that he wanted.

Sidney Altman earned a bachelor’s degree from MIT. He went on to Columbia University where he remained for eighteen months as a graduate student working within the parameters of physics. He later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. His doctorate degree is in biophysics.

He married Ann Korner a writer and scientific editor. The couple’s marriage produced two children. Their son, Daniel is the author of Neoconomy which is a book about President George W. Bush’s flip gamble where he anted up with the American economy.

Sidney Altman has achieved a status that few will ever achieve. He is a Sterling Professor in molecular biology at Yale University, a symbol that further proves that Altman is truly one of the best in his field. A Nobel Prize winner, Altman earned the award for his discovery of catalytic properties of ribozyme RNase P. He shared the Nobel Prize with Thomas R. Cech.

Sidney Altman is a member of Scientists and Engineers for America. He serves on the board of advisors and supports the efforts of those who have a clear understanding of science in the American government.


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