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 Paul Delos Boyer

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Paul Delos Boyer

Birth
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 2 Jun 2018 (aged 99)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Memorial ID 190353165 View Source
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Nobel Laureate Scientist. He, along with John E. Walker and Jens Christian Skou, shared the 1997 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their research on how adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the cellular energy that drives all biological reactions, is formed. He received his doctorate degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin in 1943. He went on to several teaching positions before joining the University of California - Los Angeles in 1963. He served as a professor (1963-1989) and director of the Molecular Biology Institute (1965-1983) at UCLA before being named professor emeritus in 1990. In the early 1950s, he began his research on how cells form ATP, a process that occurs in animal cells in a structure called a mitochondrion. He continued his research on what is involved in ATP synthesis throughout his career. In 1997, he shared the 1997 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with fellow scientists John E. Walker and Jens Christian Skou, who also did research on the formation of ATP. Besides the Nobel Prize, he also received many other honors and awards for his work.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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