During his time at Caltech George Beadle visits the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique at Paris and works with Professor Boris Ephrussi. They start working on the eye pigment of the fruit fly (Drosophila).

George Beadle gets a job as teaching assistant at Cornell University in 1927, where he works on Mendelian asynopsis in Zea mays.

George Beadle dies on 09. June 1989. He has married twice. He and his first wife Marion Hill Beadle have one son, David, who was born in 1932. His second wife was Muriel Barnett Beadle, who died in 1994.

George Beadle gets a National Research Council Fellowship at the California Institute of Technology. During his time at Caltech Beadle continues his work on Indian corn and in collaboration with Professors starts working on crossing over of the fruit fly.

George Beadle shares the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Edward Lawrie Tatum for their discovery that genes act by regulating definite chemical events.

George Beadle becomes Professor of Biology at Stanford University in 1938. He holds this position until 1946. During this period he frequently collaborates with Edward Lawrie Tatum, who shares the 1958 Nobel Prize with him.

George Beadle enrolls at Nebraska University and receives his Bachelor´s degree in Agronomy in 1926.

George Beadle becomes Assistant Professor of Genetics at Harvard University in 1936.

In 1946 George Beadle returns to California and becomes Professor of Biology at the Institute of Technology.

For the work about Mendelian asynopsis in Zea mays George Beadle receives his PhD in 1931.

George Beadle visits the Wahoo High School, where he graduates in 1922. Due to him, he would have become a farmer if it had not been for one one of his teachers, who got him interested in science.

George Wells Beadle is born to his parents Chauncey Elmer and Hattie Albro Beadle, both farmers, in Wahoo, Nebraska.

After his BSc George Beadle works with Professor F.D. Keim on hybrid wheat for one year and earns his Master degree in 1927.

George Beadle becomes Chancellor of the University of Chicago in January 1961 and President of this University in autumn 1961.