#4369 Overall Influence

Thomas Cech

American chemist

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Thomas Robert Cech is an American chemist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Sidney Altman, for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA. Cech discovered that RNA could itself cut strands of RNA, suggesting that life might have started as RNA. He also studied telomeres, and his lab discovered an enzyme, TERT , which is part of the process of restoring telomeres after they are shortened during cell division. As president of Howard Hughes Medical Institute, he promoted science education, and he teaches an undergraduate chemistry course at the University of Colorado.

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

Grinnell College

Liberal arts college in Iowa, United States

University of Colorado Boulder

Public university in Boulder, Colorado, USA and flagship of the University of Colorado System

University of Colorado

Public university system in Colorado, USA

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#200 World Rank
Chemistry
#434 World Rank
Biology