Phillip Allen Sharp

1944 - Today

Phillip Allen Sharp

Phillip Allen Sharp (born June 6, 1944) is an American geneticist and molecular biologist who co-discovered RNA splicing. He shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Richard J. Roberts for "the discovery that genes in eukaryotes are not contiguous strings but contain introns, and that the splicing of messenger RNA to delete those introns can occur in different ways, yielding different proteins from the same DNA sequence". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Phillip Allen Sharp has received more than 142,877 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 332nd most popular biologist.

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Among biologists, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 332 out of 686Before him are Charles De Geer, Pierre Magnol, Heinrich Kuhl, Giuseppe Acerbi, Roderick Murchison, and Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov. After him are Harold E. Varmus, Anders Sparrman, Theodor Boveri, Anders Dahl, W. D. Hamilton, and Leopold Fitzinger.

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Among people born in 1944, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 185Before him are Péter Eötvös, Karen Armstrong, Ron Huldai, Willem van Hanegem, Thom Mayne, and Christine Chubbuck. After him are Thongsing Thammavong, Ayad Allawi, Kay Parker, Rosalía Mera, Jürgen Grabowski, and Leif Segerstam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 2,901 out of 12,171Before him are Charles Bachman (1924), Stand Watie (1806), Ed Asner (1929), Marcus Miller (1959), Richie Ginther (1930), and Wanda Jackson (1937). After him are Mangas Coloradas (1792), Hal Ashby (1929), Tom Petty (1950), James Rosenquist (1933), Philip Kaufman (1936), and Scatman Crothers (1910).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Phillip Allen Sharp ranks 52Before him are Michael W. Young (1949), Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), James Rothman (1950), Carol W. Greider (1961), Bruce Beutler (1957), and Eric F. Wieschaus (1947). After him are Harold E. Varmus (1939), Martha Chase (1927), Francis Collins (1950), Elmer Drew Merrill (1876), Theodore Gill (1837), and Brian Kobilka (1955).