Paul Schimmel, The Scripps Research Institute, "New Biology from Natural Metamorphosis of a Class of Conventional Enzymes"
Paul Schimmel, Ph.D.
Ernest and Jean Hahn Professor
The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
Paul Schimmel is Ernest and Jean Hahn Professor at The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. He formerly was the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the Department of Biology at MIT. His major research activities have concentrated on the decoding of genetic information, with emphasis on the rules of the universal genetic code which are established through aminoacylation reactions catalyzed by a group of enzymes known as aminoacyl tRNA synthetases. The latter are believed by many to be among the first enzymes to arise on this planet in the early stages of the evolution of life.