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Robert W. Holley
Born Robert William Holley
(1922-01-28)January 28, 1922
Urbana, Illinois
Died February 11, 1993(1993-02-11) (aged 71)
Los Gatos, California
Nationality American
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Alma mater University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Cornell University
Known for Transfer RNA
Notable awards Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1965)
NAS Award in Molecular Biology (1967)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1968)

Robert William Holley (January 28, 1922; Urbana, Illinois – February 11, 1993) was an American biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which he won for describing the structures for alanine transfer RNA, linking DNA and protein synthesis.

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