James Dewey Watson (b. 1928), 1960, Smithsonian Institution Archives, James Dewey Watson (b. 1928) was co-winner of the Nobel prize in 1962 (with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins) for discovery of the structure of DNA. This photograph was distributed by Harvard University News Office in 1960 when the three men received the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for their work revealing the double helical structure of DNA. Watson was then an Associate Professor of Biology at Harvard..