A Canadian American molecular biologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Thomas R. Cech because of their focus on the catalytic properties of RNA. He was an associate from the school’s glaciers hockey group while learning physics at MIT. He was elected a Fellow from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1988. He provides two children along with his wife Ann Korner, who he wedded in 1972. He distributed the Nobel Award in Chemistry with Thomas Cech in 1989 because of their focus on the catalytic properties of RNA.