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Congratulations to Dr. Frances Arnold

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Congratulations to Dr. Frances Arnold!

From the New York Times, October 3, 2018:  Since 1901, when the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was first awarded, 177 have captured the honor.  On Wednesday, Frances H. Arnold became only the fifth woman to be awarded the prize.

Dr. Arnold, 62, an American professor of chemical engineering, bioengineering and biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, earned the award for her work with the directed evolution of enzymes.

She shared this year’s chemistry Nobel–worth close to $1million–with George P. Smith, 77, and Gregory P. Winter, 67.  Dr. Arnold received half of the prize, and Dr. Smith and Dr. Winter split the other half.

Dr. Arnold won for her work conducting the directed evolution of enzymes, proteins that catalyze chemical reactions….   and so on.  The newsletter editors could not understand the rest;)

As it turns out:  Dr. Arnold has Macatawa ties.  She is one of the Arnolds and she is Betty Dallman’s niece.  Dr. Arnold’s bio in Wikipedia is equally impressive.  Congratulations to her, and to the extended family….what a tribute.  Our Macatawan hats are off to her!

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