As a young child, Watson was very inquisitive and enjoyed bird watching as a hobby. When he was 15 years of age Watson entered the University of Chicago under the gifted youngster programme. Watson studied biology and zoology, which interested him deeply, and decided to go to graduate school to become the curator of orthinology at the Museum of Natural History.
After reading 'What is life? The physical aspect of the living cell,' by Erin Schrodinger, he decided to do a PhD with Salvador Luria at Indiana University.
- ↑ http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1962/watson-facts.html
- ↑ Rastogi, S. C. (2003). Cell and Molecular Biology. New Age International (P) Ltd, Publishers.fckLRPage 90
- ↑ http://www.biography.com/people/james-d-watson-9525139#early-years
- ↑ http://www.dnaftb.org/19/bio.html