Andrew Fire starts studying mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, where he receives his Bachelor's degree at the age of 19 in 1978.

Andrew Fire and his research group are developing the DNA transformation technology. They specifically discover the ribonucleic acid interference, a process by which double stranded RNA inhibits gene expression.

Andrew Zachary Fire is born to his father Phil, who is an engineer at GTE, at Stanford University Hospital in Santa Clara County California.

Andrew Fire attends the Mango Junior High School (1970-1972) and graduates at the Fremont High School in 1975.

Andrew Fire along with Craig C. Mello is awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of RNA interference - gene silencing by double-stranded RNA.

Returning to the United States, Andrew Fire becomes a staff member at the Carnegie Institute of Washington´s Department of Embryology in Baltimore, Maryland.

Andrew Fire visits the Hollenbeck Elementary School from 1964 to 1970.

Since 1989 Andrew Fire is Professor for Biology at the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he´s teaching and mentoring.

Andrew Fire attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978, where he receives his PhD in biology in 1983. His thesis is about "In Vitro Transcription Studies of Adenovirus".

Returning to Santa Clara County, Andrew Fire becomes Professor of Pathology and Genetics at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2003.

Andrew Fire moves to England in 1983 and becomes a scholar at the "Caenorhabditis elegans" group at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.