Kary Mullis

Kary Mullis

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist


I'm not any one thing-I'm me. I'm the sum total of all the things that I'm interested in, and I'm interested in a lot.

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Kary Mullis

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
When he was a boy, he experimented with rocket fuel, sent a frog "into space."
Says he's still that little kid, with a passion for chemistry and inventing.
Went to UC Berkeley for his undergraduate through doctoral studies, then worked in a peptide chemistry lab in San Francisco.
Heard a lecturer say that they'd "fooled" a bacteria into making peptides; realized if bacteria could do it, he didn't want to learn how to make peptides.
Turned his vision towards artificially constructing strands of DNA.
Invented the Polymerase Chain Reaction, which allowed a small strand of DNA to be copied over and over.
Was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for that process.
After his Nobel Prize, it took him a while to figure out what to work on next-taught him there are many paths to go down, you shouldn't limit yourself to just one.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Chemistry, General
Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus
graduate
Graduate
Biochemistry
University of California-Berkeley
Career

Career

Nobel Prize Winning Chemist

I received a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1993, for inventing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

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Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Science
Science
Helping People
Helping People