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Boyer, Paul Delos

Born: 1918 AD
Currently alive, at 97 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Biochemist

1918 – Boyer was born in Provo, Utah on the 31st of July.

         – He attended Provo High School, where he was active in student government and the debating team.

1939 – He received a B.S. in chemistry from Brigham Young University and obtained a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Scholarship for graduate studies.

1943 – Boyer received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he spent years at Stanford University on a war-related research project dedicated to stabilization of serum albumin for transfusions.

         – He began his independent research career at the University of Minnesota and introduced kinetic, isotopic, and chemical methods for investigating enzyme mechanisms.

1955 – He received a Guggenheim Fellowship and worked with Professor Hugo Theorell on the mechanism of alcohol dehydrogenase.

1956 – He accepted a Hill Foundation Professorship and moved to the medical campus of the University of Minnesota.

1959-1960 – He served as Chairman of the Biochemistry Section of the American Chemical Society.

1963 – He has been a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at University of California, Los Angeles.

1969 –  He became President of the American Society of Biological Chemists.

1965 – He became the Founding Director of the Molecular Biology Institute and spearheaded the construction of the building and the organization of an interdepartmental Ph.D. program.

1974 – He received Honorary doctorates from the Universities of Stockholm.

         – Paul Boyer was Editor or Associate Editor of the Annual Review of Biochemistry.

         – He was Editor of the classic series, "The Enzymes".

1981 – He was Faculty Research Lecturer at UCLA.

1989 – He received the Rose Award of the American Society of Chemistry and Molecular Biology.

1997 – He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.