Dr. Berg was an expert on the chemical processes involved in cellular metabolism. He was noted for being one of the first scientists to show folic acid and B12 are needed for healthy energy production. He was considered one of the fathers of modern genetic engineering.
Dr. Berg was a Nobel Laureate in the Chemistry category. He was honored with the National Medal of Science in 1983 and the National Library of Medicine Medal in 1986. He was a professor emeritus of Stanford University and held a PhD in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences.