George P. Smith

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George Pieczenik Smith
Born (1941-03-10) March 10, 1941 (age 82)
Alma materHaverford College
Harvard University
Known forPhage displays
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Wisconsin (PSD)
University of Missouri-Columbia (Prof)
Duke University (Vis)
Doctoral advisorEdgar Haber

George Pieczenik Smith (born March 10, 1941) is an American chemist. He is the Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is best known for phage displays. It is when a specific protein's genetic code is artificially inserted into a bacterophage's coat protein gene.

In 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside Greg Winter and Frances Arnold.[2]

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  1. "Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 - live". Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  2. "Nobel Prize in Chemistry Is Awarded to 3 Scientists for Using Evolution in Design of Molecules". NYT. Retrieved 3 October 2018.