Who Are Some Hispanic Scientists?


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Some Hispanic scientists include Servio Ochoa, Mario Molina, Luis Federico Leloir and Bernardo Alberto Houssay. Dr. Francisco Dallmeier and Ynes Mexia are also notable Hispanic scientists.

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Luis Federico Leloir was born in 1906 in Paris, France. In 1947, he established the Institute for Biochemical Research in Buenos Aires, Argentina and went on to win the 1970 Nobel prize in Chemistry. The prize was awarded for his discovery of sugar nucleotides. His studies discovered that sugar nucleotides play a vital role in the storage of sugars and their transformation into energy.

Dr. Francisco Dallmeier is a noted conservation biologist. His studies focus on how humans impact the Earth and measuring bio-diversity. He is in charge of the Smithsonian Foundation's Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity program, which works with environmental groups and industries to reduce mankind's impact on the natural environment.

Mario Molina is a Mexican chemist who has worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research about the effects of man-made products on the Earth's Upper Atmosphere and Ozone Layer.

Severo Ochoa's discovery of an enzyme that enables RNA's synthesis led to his being awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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