Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
Medical School, November 11, 2002
Fred Sherman graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1953 and continued his education at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a Ph.D. in Biophysics. He is considered one of the founding fathers of yeast molecular biology, and his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1985 and the American Academy of Microbiology in 1997 recognize his significant contributions to the field. He was also an early contributor to the revolutionary application of recombinant DNA technology to biological problems. He has authored over 200 articles and book chapters on the molecular biology and genetics of yeast. After nearly 50 years in the field, he continues to receive funding for research in various areas of yeast biology.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.