Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

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Venkatraman Ramakrishnan


Born
in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
May 06, 1952

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Venkatraman "Venki" Ramakrishnan (born 1952) is an Indian-born American and British structural biologist, who shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath, "for studies of the structure and function of the ribosome". He currently works at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.

Ramakrishnan was born in Chidambaram in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, India to C. V. Ramakrishnan and Rajalakshmi. Both his parents were scientists and taught biochemistry at the Maharaja Sayajirao University in Baroda. He moved to Vadodara (previously also known as Baroda) in Gujarat at the age of three. Following his Pre-Science at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, he did his undergraduate studie
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