CHEMISTRY - Thomas Arthur Steitz
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member chrissyml
N 41° 18.840 W 072° 55.620
18T E 673517 N 4575687
Quick Description: The grave of a Nobel Laureate
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2021 7:45:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM14D01
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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"Each year more than two million patients are infected by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the US alone and over 90,000 die. To sidestep the problem of resistance, scientists are focusing on ribosomes - large, complex particles within each cell that translate DNA into proteins, each one tailor-made to perform any of the tens of thousands of jobs the body requires.

Understanding their structure and function allows biochemists to develop new antibiotics that disrupt bacterial ribosomes. Thomas Steitz, Ada Yonath and Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, shared the 2009 Nobel award for using X-ray crystallography to generate 3D models that show how different antibiotics bind to the ribosome."

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Thomas Arthur Steitz is buried at Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven, CT, very close to the Yale University campus. There is a Yale section in this cemetery and there are many prominent scientists buried here, including another Nobel laureate!
Field of Accomplishment: Chemistry

Year of Award: 2009

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