Birthplace Of Alfred Day Hershey
Nobel Laureate Alfred Day Hershey (1908-1997) was born here in Owosso. He earned a B.S. in bacteriology and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Michigan State College of Agriculture and Applied Science. While on the faculty of Washington University, Hershey made discoveries in bacteriology, immunology, virology and genetics. In 1943, Hershey, Max Delbrück and Salvador Luria formed the core of the Phage Group, a research network focused on viruses called bacteriophages.