Joshua Lederberg

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Joshua LederbergName: Joshua Lederberg

Born: May 23, 1935, in Montclair, New Jersey USA

Death: February 2, 2008 (Age: 73)

Computer-related contributions

  • American molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the United States space program.
  • In the 1960s, he collaborated with Edward Feigenbaum in Stanford's computer science department to develop DENDRAL (an influential pioneer project in artificial intelligence).

Honors and awards

  • Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1959).
  • National Medal of Science (1989).
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006).