Alexander Rich


Alexander Rich was born in Hartford, Connecticut, United States on November 15th, 1924 and is the Biologist. At the age of 90, Alexander Rich biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
November 15, 1924
United States
Place of Birth
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death Date
Apr 27, 2015 (age 90)
Zodiac Sign
Biophysicist, Molecular Biologist
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Harvard University
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Alexander Rich Career

At Harvard, Rich studied with John Edsall, who inspired him to pursue an academic career. In 1949, he moved to the California Institute of Technology to perform postdoctoral research with Linus Pauling. He met James Watson during his time in Pauling's lab. He stayed in Pauling's group until 1954. Rich worked as a section chief in physical chemistry at the National Institutes of Health from 1954 to 1958. He spent a sabbatical at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge (1955-1956), where he worked with Francis Crick and solved the structure of collagen. He became a professor at MIT in 1958. He worked diligently at MIT until his death in 2015. He still went into lab until two months before his death.


Alexander Rich Awards
  • a member of the National Academy of Sciences (appointed 17 April 1978)
  • a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • a member of the Philosophical Society
  • a member of the French Academy of Sciences
  • a member of the Institute of Medicine
  • a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of U.S. Genomics, Inc.
  • President Bill Clinton recognized his outstanding scientific achievements with the National Medal of Science in 1995.
  • The Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science (2000)
  • 2001 William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement
  • 2008 Welch Award in Chemistry: "For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the chemical and biochemical mechanisms in maintaining a living cell".