Monday, March 06, 2006

A Nobel Prize Winner From A SC High School. Did you know that?

The discussion with a reader about the Swamp Fox feature article, Where is a multi-billion dollar company likely to come from?, produced an interesting nugget.

Kary Mullis attended Dreher High School in Columbia, graduated from Georgia Tech and went on to earn a doctorate at the University of California at Berkeley. He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1993 for contributions to the developments of methods within DNA based chemistry.

Source: America's Most Livable, Columbia, SC

Autobiography from

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nobel Prize winners from South Carolina? There are 4:

1. Dr. Joseph L Goldstein. Born 4/18/40 in Sumter SC. Winner of the 1985 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on cholesterol metabolism.
2. Dr. Kary B. Mullis. Born 12/28/44 in Lenoir NC. Grew up in Columbia SC. Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on DNA cloning.
3. Dr. Charles H.Townes. Born 7/28/15 in Greenville SC. Winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics. Co-inventor of the laser.
4. Dr. Robert Furchgott. Born 1916 in Charleston SC. Winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Medicine for research in blood vessel dilation.