|Born||March 26, 1926|
|Alma mater||University of Colorado|
|Doctoral advisor||Theodore T. Puck|
Alan Garen is geneticist, who co-discovered suppressor mutations for tRNA. The Garen lab also showed that certain triplet codons (5'-UAG, 5'-UAA, and 5'-UGA) failed to bind amino acids. Thus, the Garen lab and Brenner labs are both credited with discovery of the stop codons of the genetic code. Garen is currently a professor at Yale University. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Weigert M, Galluci E, Lanka E, Garen A (1966). "Characteristics of the genetic code in vivo". Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 31: 145–150. doi:10.1101/sqb.1966.031.01.022. PMID 4866371.
- Stretton AO, Kaplan S, Brenner S (1966). "Nonsense codons". Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 31: 173–179. doi:10.1101/sqb.1966.031.01.025. PMID 5237189.
- Garen's webpage at Yale's Dept. of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry
- Academic genealogy of Alan Garen