Thomas Cech


Thomas Cech is a Nobel Laureate in chemistry for his work in discovering the catalytic properties of RNA. Since 1978, Cech has served as a professor at the University of Colarado, where he remains Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He also leads a world-renowned biochemistry lab there. From 2000-2009, Cech served as president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland, the largest private biomedical research organization in the U.S.

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