Robert Bruce Merrifield

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Birthday
15, 1921
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 14, 2006 (84)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1921
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
May 14, 2006 (84)

About

An American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984 for his invention of solid phase peptide synthesis. He was also awarded the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities Award in 1998 for his contributions to Biomolecular Technologies.

Before Fame

He graduated from UCLA with a degree in chemistry.

Trivia

In 1993, he published his autobiography, Life During a Golden Age of Peptide Chemistry.

Family Life

He had six children with his wife Elizabeth Furlong after the couple married in 1949.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry three years after Roald Hoffmann did.

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