Who is Har Gobind Khorana, today's Google Doodle

Google celebrated Nobel Prize-holder Dr. Har Gobind Khorana’s 96th birth anniversary today

He completed his bachelor's and masters degree from Punjab University in Lahore.

Today, Google Doodle marks the 96th birth anniversary of Har Gobind Khorana.

The internet search engine and technology giant Google marks Noble prize victor Indian American scientist Har Gobind Khorana's 96th birth anniversary with a sketch doodle. Two years before the line of partition between India and Pakistan would run right through his state, the British administration offered Khorana a PhD fellowship from the University of Liverpool in the UK.

Khorana's work uncovered how a DNA's genetic code determines protein synthesis - which dictates how a cell functions. Known for his outstanding work in the field of genetics, Khorana was born on this day in 1922. Meanwhile, those in the Middle East will see a Doodle celebrating the 82nd birthday of Arabic poet and radio host Farouk Shousha. This amino acid takes the shape of the protein that tells the code in our genes into every physical element. Through scholarships, Khorana eventually earned his doctorate in organic chemistry at the age of 26 - and then began his global academic career, conducting research in Canada, England, and Switzerland before settling in the United States.

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The research which make him prominent personality in science was construction of the world first artificial gene. Khorana was an expert on the chemical synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids.

The bio reports that the couple have three children together: "Julia Elizabeth (born May 4th, 1953), Emily Anne (born October 18th, 1954), and Dave Roy (born July 26th, 1958)". He joined the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1970, where he would remain until his retirement in 2007.

He passed away in 2011 in MA at the age of 89.

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