Scientist of the week – Severo Ochoa

On November 17th we will be learning about Severo Ochoa, a Spanish-American physician and biochemist.


14 Nov 1955 — Original caption: 11/14/1955-New York,NY:- New York University scientists under the direction of Dr.Severo Ochoa, chief of the University’s College of Medicine Biochemistry Department, have created molecule chains in a test tube in a momentous discovery which they say may one day enable man to create life. The discovery involves one of the basic processes of life,the joining of molecules together into chains, like beads on a string. It opens new scientific approaches in the fields of cancer,growth and heredity. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS