Thomas Sakmar is a professor at Rockefeller University. His lab works on the role of several proteins involved in photochemistry, specifically how protein structure is related to function. Dr. Sakmar has a personal interest in the work done by Phoebus Levene.
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Har Gobind Khorana, Marshall Nirenberg, and Robert Holley shared the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine. Nirenberg and Khorana cracked the genetic code. Holley sequenced and deduced the structure of the first tRNA molecule.