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Cech, Thomas R.

  • Person
  • 1947-

Born in 1947, Tom Cech is 1970 Grinnell alumni and chemist. Along with Sidney Altman, he won the 1989 Nobel Prize for the discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA.

Thomas Cech was born on December 8, 1947. He grew up in Iowa City, Iowa and later attended Grinnell College, graduating in 1970. He is a chemist and, with Sideny Altman, won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989 for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA. Cech has spent the majority of his career at the University of Colorado at Boulder. From 2000-2008 he served as president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Chapman, John Forrest (Class of 1924)

  • Person
  • (? - 1991)

John Forrest Chapman was a 1924 Grinnell graduate who participated in the Grinnell-in-China program. He later became the foreign editor of Business Week magazine, a vice-president of McGraw-Hill International, and executive editor of The Harvard Business Review.

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