Max Delbrück

1940-1947 Biology Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 
 1947-1977 Biology California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 
"Max Delbrück"

(1906 - 1981)
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1969 was awarded jointly to Max Delbrück, Alfred D. Hershey and Salvador E. Luria for their discoveries concerning the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses.

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Max Born grad student 1930 Universität Göttingen (Physics Tree)
John Lennard-Jones post-doc 1930-1931 University of Bristol (Physics Tree)
Niels Bohr post-doc 1931-1931 University of Copenhagen (Physics Tree)
Wolfgang Ernst Pauli post-doc 1931-1931 ETH Zürich (Physics Tree)
Lise Meitner post-doc 1932-1937 Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry (Physics Tree)
Alfred Henry Sturtevant research scientist
Thomas Hunt Morgan research scientist 1937 Caltech


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H. Eugene Stanley research assistant 1963 Universität zu Köln (Physics Tree)
Fritz Melchers research assistant 1962-1964 Universität zu Köln (Chemistry Tree)
Charles N. David grad student Caltech (Neurotree)
Kenneth W. Foster grad student Caltech (Neurotree)
David Presti grad student Caltech (Neurotree)
Marguerite Vogt grad student Caltech (Neurotree)
John Spizizen grad student 1942 Caltech (Microtree)
Roderick Keener Clayton grad student 1951 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
George Hamilton Bowen grad student 1953 Caltech (Astronomy Tree)
A. Dale Kaiser grad student 1955 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Gordon H. Sato grad student 1951-1955 Caltech (Neurotree)
Daniel L. Wulff grad student 1962 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Clyde A. Hutchison grad student 1968 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Al Jesaitis grad student 1973 Caltech (Microtree)
Lily Y. Jan grad student 1974 Caltech
Yuh Nung Jan grad student 1974 Caltech
Renato Dulbecco post-doc Caltech (Neurotree)
Robert S. Edgar post-doc Caltech (Neurotree)
Richard H. Epstein post-doc Caltech (Neurotree)
Martin Heisenberg post-doc Caltech (Neurotree)
Edward Lipson post-doc
Gunther S. Stent post-doc Caltech
D. Carleton Gajdusek post-doc 1950 Caltech (Neurotree)
Seymour Benzer post-doc 1949-1951 Caltech
Werner Reichardt post-doc 1955 Caltech (Neurotree)
Donald L. D. Caspar post-doc 1954-1955 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Niels Kaj Jerne post-doc 1954-1955 Caltech (Neurotree)
Franklin Stahl research scientist Caltech (Microtree)
Jean-Jacques Weigle research scientist 1948-1949 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Robert L. Sinsheimer research scientist 1953 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Joe Bertani research scientist 1954-1957 Caltech (Evolution Tree)
Alfred Gierer research scientist 1958-1959 Caltech (Neurotree)


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Salvador E. Luria collaborator (Neurotree)
Emory Leon Ellis collaborator 1938-1939 Caltech (Chemistry Tree)
Alfred D. Hershey collaborator 1943 Vanderbilt (Cell Biology Tree)
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Otto MK, Jayaram M, Hamilton RM, et al. (1981) Replacement of riboflavin by an analogue in the blue-light photoreceptor of Phycomyces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 78: 266-9
Delbrück M. (1980) Was Bose-Einstein statistics arrived at by serendipity? Journal of Chemical Education. 57: 467-470
Jayaram M, Presti D, Delbrück M. (1979) Light-induced carotene synthesis in Phycomyces Experimental Mycology. 3: 42-52
Delbrück M, Degenkolbe J, Leser KH. (1977) Discussion to IV. Light and dark adaption of the photoreceptor cell Biophysics of Structure and Mechanism. 3: 181-182
Delbrück M, Katzir A, Presti D. (1976) Responses of Phycomyces indicating optical excitation of the lowest triplet state of riboflavin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 73: 1969-73
Delbrück M. (1976) Light and life III Carlsberg Research Communications. 41: 299-309
Eslava AP, Alvarez MI, Burke PV, et al. (1975) Genetic recombination in sexual crosses of phycomyces. Genetics. 80: 445-62
Cohen RJ, Jan YN, Matricon J, et al. (1975) Avoidance response, house response, and wind responses of the sporangiophore of Phycomyces. The Journal of General Physiology. 66: 67-95
Eslava AP, Alvarez MI, Delbrück M. (1975) Meiosis in Phycomyces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 72: 4076-80
Saffman PG, Delbrück M. (1975) Brownian motion in biological membranes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 72: 3111-3
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