Walter GilbertWalter Gilbert
(1932- ) is an American physicist, biochemist, entrepreneur, and molecular biology
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts
and educated at
and the University of Cambridge
later joining the faculty at Harvard.
He was awarded the 1980 Nobel Prize in chemistry with Paul Berg and Frederick Sanger for their work on nucleotide sequences, and
was one of the founders, and the first chairman of the board of
directors of the biotech start-up company Biogen.
Gilbert's [Nobel Prize autobiography].
His approach to the first synthesis of insulin lost out to Genentech's approach which used genes built up from the nucleotides rather than from natural sources.