The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Joan A. Steitz
Professor of Biology
New Haven,Connecticut 06511
"For her major contributions to the basic molecular biology of bacterial and mammalian cells. Her discovery of at least six new components of the cellular machinery is an accomplishment of great distinction in both basic molecular biology and in the clinical treatment of autoimmune disease."
Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on March 12, 1986.