Joseph Gall, whose investigations have focused on the structure and function of chromosomes, has received the 1989 V.D. Mattia Award from Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. for his contributions to biomedical research. Gall, 61, was presented with the award on September 28 at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology; the Nutley, N.J.-based company’s basic research center.

A native of Washington, D.C., Gall received his B.S. (1949) and his Ph.D. (1952) in zoology from Yale University. From 1952 to 1964, he taught and conducted research at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. In 1964, he returned to Yale, where he was named Ross Granville Harrison Professor of Biology and also taught molecular biophysics and biochemistry. In 1983, Gall joined the department of embryology at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. In 1984, he received the American Society for Cell Biology’s E.B. Wilson Medal. That same year, he was named the American Cancer...

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