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George Pieczenik Smith
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Born March 10, 1941 (1941-03-10) (age 79)
Alma mater Haverford College
Harvard University
Known for Phage displays
Awards
Scientific career
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions University of Wisconsin (PSD)
University of Missouri-Columbia (Prof)
Duke University (Vis)
Doctoral advisor Edgar Haber

George Pieczenik Smith (born March 10, 1941) is an American chemist. He is the Curators’ Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is best known for phage displays. It is when a specific protein's genetic code is artificially inserted into a bacterophage's coat protein gene.

In 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry alongside Greg Winter and Frances Arnold.

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