Dr. Roger D. Kornberg
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2006)

Winzer Professor in Medicine
Department of Structural Biology, Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305


Curriculum Vitae
ROGER D. KORNBERG
Winzer Professor in Medicine
Department of Structural Biology
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA 94305


Roger Kornberg is a Professor in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford University. In his doctoral research, he demonstrated the diffusional motions of lipids in membranes, termed flip-flop and lateral diffusion. He was a postdoctoral fellow and member of the scientific staff at the Laboratory of Molecular biology in Cambridge, England from 1972-5, where he discovered the nucleosome, the basic unit of DNA coiling in
 
  chromosomes. He moved to his present position in 1978,where his research has focused on the mechanism and regulation of eukaryoticgene transcription.Kornberg has received many awards, including the 2001 Welch prize, highest award in chemistry in the United States, and the 2002 Leopold Mayer Prize, highest award in biomedical sciences of the French Academy of Sciences, and the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (unshared, 2006). Kornberg’s closest collaborator has been his wife, Dr. Yahli Lorch. They have three children, Guy, Maya, and Gil.