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In 1997, Koshland's private fortune, derived from Levi Strauss, put him at 64th on the list of America's wealthiest people. Rather than relying on his fortune, Koshland chose to pursue a career in science. Koshland wrote in an autobiographical article that he decided to become a scientist in the eighth grade after reading two popular books about science, Microbe Hunters by Paul de Kruif and Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis.
He spearheaded the reorganization of the biological sciences at Berkeley, merging eleven departments into three. In 1992, Koshland Hall was named after him. The building is located next to (and on some floors connected to) Barker Hall. Koshland Hall houses a number of laboratories in both molecular and cell biology as well as plant and microbial biology.
In 1998, Koshland was awarded the Albert Lasker Special Achievement Award given by the Lasker Foundation for medical research in the United States. In 2008, the award was renamed the Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science in honor of Koshland.
He was married to Marian Koshland (néeElliot), a fellow Berkeley professor, from 1946 until her death in 1997. Marian was a gentile, the daughter of a teacher who had immigrated from Denmark and a hardware salesman father of Southern Baptist background. Daniel and Marian had five children: Ellen Koshland, Phyllis "Phylp" Koshland, James Koshland, Gail Koshland, and Douglas Koshland. Koshland's son Douglas is a professor of genetics at the University of California, Berkeley. Daniel Koshland supported the creation of the Marian Koshland Science Museum by giving a major gift to the National Academy of Sciences in Marian's honor.
After his wife's death in 1997 he reconnected with onetime U.C.B. classmate Yvonne Cyr San Jule and they were married in Lafayette on August 17, 2000. San Jule had four children from previous marriages: conductor Christopher Keene, Philip Keene, Elodie Keene, and Tamsen (néeSan Jule) Calhoon.
^Thoma, John A.; Koshland, D. E. (1960). "Competitive Inhibition by Substrate during Enzyme Action. Evidence for the Induced-fit Theory". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 82 (13): 3329-3333. doi:10.1021/ja01498a025.
^Koshland, D. E.; Némethy, G.; Filmer, D. (1966). "Comparison of Experimental Binding Data and Theoretical Models in Proteins Containing Subunits". Biochemistry. 5 (1): 365-385. doi:10.1021/bi00865a047. PMID5938952.
^Wang JY, Koshland DE (October 1, 1982). "The reversible phosphorylation of isocitrate dehydrogenase of Salmonella typhimurium". Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 218 (1): 59-67. doi:10.1016/0003-9861(82)90321-6. PMID6756316.