Awards & Winners

Bruce Ames

Date of Birth 16-December-1928
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Chemist, Professor
Bruce Nathan Ames is an American biochemist. He is a professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute. He is the inventor of the Ames test, a system for easily and cheaply testing the mutagenicity of compounds.

Awards by Bruce Ames

Check all the awards nominated and won by Bruce Ames.


National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For changing the direction of basic and applied research on mutation, cancer and aging by devising a simple, inexpensive test for environmental and natural mutagens, by identifying causes and effects of oxidative DNA damage, and by translating these findings into intelligible public policy recommendations on diet and cancer risk for the American people.)


Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For his development of a rapid and sensitive screening test that detects potential carcinogens in our environment.)