Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry at Yale University as well as an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
He received a B.A. in Chemistry from Lawrence College and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Harvard. After postdoctoral research at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, he joined the Yale faculty.
Dr. Steitz is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and a Foreign Member of the Royal Society. He has received the Pfizer Award from the American Chemical Society, the Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research, the AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, the Keio Medical Science Prize and the Gairdner International Award.