Oswald Avery

Oswald Avery

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  • Hey! I am Oswald Avery and It's 1904, I just received my medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons today!!! 
  • Oswald Avery By: Grace Lauer
  • I joined the Hoagland Laboratory and now do bacteriological research! 
  • Now that I am working in the Rockefeller Institute Hospital, I wonder what I can find out about the bacterium that is responsible for lobar pneumonia   
  • Colin MacLeod
  • we did experiments where two mice would be injected with two strains, S and R. One strain would kill the mouse, while the other would live. The mouse with the R strain would not get Pneumonia. He then realized that after injecting the S strain, it stayed active and could be inherited. 
  • Maclyn McCarty 
  • In 1944, We found out that these substances are genetic material, now called DNA
  • This is how, after a lot of extensive research and hard work, we were able to discover how genes can be inherited and those genes are made up of DNA!
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