#2202 Overall Influence

Kary Mullis

American biochemist


Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Kary Banks Mullis was an American biochemist. In recognition of his invention of the polymerase chain reaction technique, he shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Michael Smith and was awarded the Japan Prize in the same year. His invention became a central technique in biochemistry and molecular biology, described by The New York Times as "highly original and significant, virtually dividing biology into the two epochs of before PCR and after PCR."

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What schools is this person affiliated with?

University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

Georgia Tech

Public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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How’s this person influential?
#88 World Rank
#255 World Rank