Robert W. Holley Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Robert W. Holley

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Biography Of  Robert W. Holley
Real Name Robert W. Holley
Profession Biochemists
Nick Name Robert William Holley
Famous as Biochemist
Nationality American
Personal Life of Robert W. Holley
Born on 28 January 1922
Birthday 28th January
Died At Age 71
Sun Sign Aquarius
Born in Urbana, Illinois
Died on 11 February 1993
Family Background of Robert W. Holley
Father Charles Holley
Mother Voila Holley
Spouse/Partner Ann Dworkin
Children Frederick
Education University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Cornell University
Awards Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1965) NAS Award in Molecular Biology (1967) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1968)
Personal Fact of Robert W. Holley

Robert W. Holley was an American biochemist who was conferred with the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the structure of the alanine transfer RNA, linking DNA and protein synthesis. He shared the award with two other scientists, Har Gobind Khorana and Marshall Warren Nirenberg who made equivalently noteworthy interpretation of the genetic code and its function of the protein synthesis.

Holley started his career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Washington State University. During this time, he spent much of his research time on the characterization of the metabolic transformations of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid. The work greatly differed from his subsequent work in the coming decades.

Following a number of academic positions at various scientific institutions and universities, Holley finally moved to Cornell University where he indulged in the isolation, sequencing and deterring of the structure of the RNA, a work that earned him much praise, accolades and also the prestigious Nobel Prize award.

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