- Name: Paul D. Boyer
- Born: 07/31/1918
- Died: 06/02/2018 (99 years old)
Paul Delos Boyer (July 31, 1918 – June 2, 2018) was an American biochemist, analytical chemist, and a professor of chemistry at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the “enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)” (ATP synthase) with John E. Walker, making Boyer the first Utah-born Nobel laureate; the remainder of the Prize in that year was awarded to Danish chemist Jens Christian Skou for his discovery of the Na+/K+-ATPase.
Awards: Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry, Guggenheim Fellow, Tolman Award, Nobel Prize, Seaborg Medal
School: Brigham Young University, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Birth Place: Provo, Utah, U.S.
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Paul D. Boyer quotes :
A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement.Paul D. Boyer
Family trips to Yellowstone and to what are now national parks in Southern Utah, driving the primitive roads and cars of that day, were real adventures.Paul D. Boyer