Irwin Rose Biologist

Birthday July 16, 1926
Birthplace Brooklyn, NY
Death Date Jun 2, 2015 (age 88)
Birth Sign Cancer


American biologist who received the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. He was a professor at Yale School of Medicine's department of biochemistry from 1954 to 1963.

Before Fame

He received his B.S. in 1948, and his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1952 from the University of Chicago.


He served in the Navy during World War II.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Zelda Budenstein.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize four years before Martin Chalfie.


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