MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 1993 Nobel Prize winner will give this year’s commencement address at the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences.
The university says he’s Phillip Sharp, who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He’s scheduled to make the commencement address on May 14 in Mariucci Arena in MinneapolisREAD MORE: 'This Is A Test For Minnesota': Protesters Outside Governor's Mansion Call For Justice In Derek Chauvin Trial
Sharp received the Nobel Prize for his 1977 discovery that genes contain “nonsense” segments that cells delete as they use genetic information. If fundamentally changed the understanding of the structure of genes.READ MORE: Police Seek Suspect In Fatal Shooting Near George Floyd Memorial
Victor Bloomfield is a University of Minnesota biochemistry professor and administrator who was Sharp’s advisor when Sharp was a graduate student at the University of Illinois in the late 1960s.
Bloomfield will introduce Sharp at the commencement.MORE NEWS: As Spring Allergies Spike, Doctors Say Test For COVID As A Precaution
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