Carl Woese
#387 Overall Influence

Carl Woese

American microbiologist and biophysicist

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Carl Richard Woese was an American microbiologist and biophysicist. Woese is famous for defining the Archaea in 1977 by phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique he pioneered that revolutionized microbiology. He also originated the RNA world hypothesis in 1967, although not by that name. Woese held the Stanley O. Ikenberry Chair and was professor of microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Public research university in Urbana and Champaign, Illinois, United States

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Amherst College
Amherst College

Liberal arts college in Massachusetts

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#37 World Rank #11 USA Rank
Biology
#1968 World Rank #583 USA Rank
Physics