Awards & Winners

Howard Martin Temin

Date of Birth 10-December-1934
Place of Birth Philadelphia
(Pennsylvania, United States of America, Area code 215, Area code 267, Area codes 215 and 267)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Scientist
Howard Martin Temin was a U.S. geneticist. Along with Renato Dulbecco and David Baltimore he discovered reverse transcriptase in the 1970s at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, for which he shared the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

Awards by Howard Martin Temin

Check all the awards nominated and won by Howard Martin Temin.


National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For his demonstration of the existence of RNA-directed DNA synthesis, leading to the discovery of proto-oncogenes within eukaryotic cells and the role of such genes in oncogenesis by viruses and other agents, laying the foundation for our knowledge of the replication of HIV, changing our ideas about evolution, and providing vital technology for genetic engineering and human gene therapy.)


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning the interaction between tumour viruses and the genetic material of the cell)


Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research
(For his contributions to the biology of RNA-containing cancer viruses and elucidation of the mode of action of viral genes.)
Gairdner Foundation International Award
(For innovative and significant research on the mechanism of action of viruses in relation to tumor production.)


NAS Award in Molecular Biology
(For his work leading to the discovery of reverse transcription.)