Boyer, Paul Delos

Born: Jul 31, 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.
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