Philip Allen Sharp Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Philip Allen Sharp

This Biography is about one of the best Molecular Biologist Philip Allen Sharp including his Height, weight,Age & Other Detail…

Biography Of Philip Allen Sharp
Real Name Philip Allen Sharp
Profession Geneticists, Biologists, Molecular Biologists
Famous as Geneticist, Molecular Biologist
Nationality American
Personal Life of Philip Allen Sharp
Born on 06 June 1944
Birthday 6th June
Age 72 Years
Sun Sign Gemini
Born in Falmouth, Kentucky
Family Background of Philip Allen Sharp
Father Joseph Sharp
Mother Katherine Sharp
Spouse/Partner Ann Holcombe
Awards NAS Award in Molecular Biology (1980) Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1988) Dickson Prize (1991)

Nobel Prize (1993) National Medal of Science (2004)

Personal Fact of Philip Allen Sharp

Philip Allen Sharp is an American geneticist and molecular biologist won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for co-discovering RNA splicing. He shared the prize with Richard J Roberts; the two scientists worked independently on the subject. The duo discovered that individual genes are often interrupted by long sections of DNA that do not encode protein structure.

The discovery was crucial as it crushed the age-old belief that genes were continuous stretches of DNA that served as direct templates for mRNA in the assembly of proteins. Sharp’s scientific career began when he pursued a doctorate in chemistry from University of Illinois. Having gained his PhD, he started working at the California Institute of Technology before moving to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In 1971, he joined the Center for Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he conducted his prize-winning research. For his outstanding and noteworthy scientific career, he was bestowed with numerous awards and prizes.

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