Boyer, Paul Delos
Born: Jul 31, 1918 AD
Currently alive, at 96 years of age.
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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