Nelson D. Goldberg

Honorary Degree Recipient

Doctor of Science

College of Biological Sciences and Medical School, May 12, 2000

Dr. Goldberg joined the Medical School faculty in 1967 and has been an innovative contributor to the science of signal transduction for 30 years. He retired in May 1999. Dr. Goldberg's research in a number of areas is known throughout the world has brought international acclaim to the Medical School and the University as a whole. His career encompasses two seminal discoveries. The first discovery triggered thousands of papers and recently resulted in a Nobel Prize for control of guanylate cyclase the enzyme that synthesizes cyclic GMP. The second, his discovery of "metabolic wires" will very likely, fuel a new fire of discovery. He has been a solid contributor to graduate education and was key in the establishment of the Leukemia Task Force's relationship to the University of Minnesota. He also served as head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biochemistry Study Section as well as many other University, national and international committees and editorial boards.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.