James Watson Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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James Watson (James Dewey Watson)

Last Updated: 31 Mar, 2023 | Views: 377

Age: 96

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Author, Physicist, Biochemist, Biophysicist, Geneticist

Famous For: American molecular biologist

Higher Education: University of Chicago (BS) Indiana University (PhD)

James Watson Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
06 Apr, 1928 (96 Years 03 Months 11 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Birth District

Birth Sign



James Watson Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

James Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist, and zoologist who first gained fame for his role in the discovery of the DNA structure. On April 6, 1928, he was born in Chicago, Illinois. In 1947, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Chicago, and in 1950, he earned a PhD in the same field from Indiana University.

James Watson discovery:

Watson's groundbreaking discovery of the double helix structure of DNA served as a defining moment in his scientific career.

In 1953, he and Francis Crick published their discoveries in the magazine Nature, ushering in a new phase in the study of genetics and molecular biology. 

Watson continued to make important advances in genetics, and his work laid the groundwork for contemporary biotechnology.

James Watson Contribution to DNA:

The structure of DNA, which Watson discovered, remains one of the most significant scientific discoveries of the 20th century. Watson has had a significant impact on the fields of genetics and molecular biology. 

His work has set the path for numerous developments in biotechnology, medicine, and other related sectors and continues to inspire and impact future generations of scientists. Watson will be regarded as a trailblazing scientist whose contributions to the science of genetics have influenced how we perceive the universe and the life within it.

James Watson Honors and Awards:

For his contributions to science, Watson has won various honours and recognitions, including the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962, which he shared with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins. 

Numerous additional awards have also been bestowed upon him, such as the National Medal of Science and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

James Watson Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 185 cm
In Meters 1.85 m
In Feet & Inches 6'1"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 76 kg
In Pounds 167 Ibs

Eye Color
Light brown

Hair Color

James Watson Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
James D. Watson

Mother's Name
Jean Mitchell

Elizabeth Lewis

Not Known

Elizabeth Jean Watson

Rufus Robert Watson, Duncan James Watson

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