Tim Hunt

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Birthday
19, 1943
Birthplace
England
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Birthday
19, 1943 (age 76)
Birthplace
England

About

British biochemist who was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for his discovery of molecules of protein that engineer cell duplication. In 2006 he was given the Royal medal and knighted by the Queen.

Before Fame

He received his Ph.D. from Clare College, Cambridge, producing a thesis on the topic of hemoglobin synthesis.

Trivia

He began working for England's Imperial Cancer Research Fund in 1990.

Family Life

He was the son of Kit Rowland and paleography professor Richard William Hunt.

Associated With

Hunt, Paul Nurse, and Leland H. Hartwell were all involved in the discovery of protein molecules that control cell division, and the three men shared the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.