Peter Agre

Peter Agre /ˈɑːɡr/ (born January 30, 1949) is an American physician and molecular biologist. He was a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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Peter Agre in 2011
Born (1949-01-30) January 30, 1949 (age 75)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materAugsburg College (B.A., 1970)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (M.D., 1974)
University Hospitals Case Medical Center (1975-1978)
North Carolina Memorial Hospital (1978-1981)
Known forAquaporins
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (2003) Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (2014)
Scientific career
InstitutionsJohns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
Duke University

In 2003, Agre and Roderick MacKinnon shared the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "discoveries concerning channels in cell membranes."[1] A

In 2009, Agre was elected president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and became active in science diplomacy.[2]

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  1. "The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2003". Retrieved 2018-03-21.
  2. Earl Lane (2010). "Agre, Pickering: Science Diplomacy a "Critical Tool" in U.S. Foreign Policy". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved 2016-08-20.