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Frances Arnold

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Frances H. Arnold
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BornFrances Hamilton Arnold
(1956-07-25) July 25, 1956 (age 62)
Edgewood, Pennsylvania, U.S.
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materPrinceton University, University of California, Berkeley
AwardsGarvan–Olin Medal (2005)
FASEB Excellence in Science Award (2007)
Draper Prize (2011)
National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2013)
Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research (2017)
Millennium Technology Prize
NAE Member
NAS Member
FREng
Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2018)
Scientific career
FieldsChemical Engineering
InstitutionsCaltech
Doctoral advisorHarvey Warren Blanch
Notable studentsChristopher Voigt, Huimin Zhao

Frances Hamilton Arnold (born July 25, 1956) is an American chemist and engineer. She is known for her methods of directed evolution to create useful biological systems, including enzymes, metabolic pathways, genetic regulatory circuits, and organisms.

She is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology.

In 2018, Arnold was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside George P. Smith and Greg Winter.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018" (PDF). The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Retrieved October 3, 2018.