Ignacio Tinoco Jr.

Ignacio Tinoco Jr.

Ignacio Tinoco Jr.

Birth : (1930-11-22)November 22, 1930

Death : November 15, 2016(2016-11-15)(agedĀ 85)

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Name Ignacio Tinoco Jr.
Birth (1930-11-22)November 22, 1930
Birth Place
Death (2016-11-15)(agedĀ 85)
Died At
Alma Mater University of New Mexico,University of Wisconsin, Madison,Yale University
Fields Chemistry
Institution University of California, Berkeley,Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Doctoral Advisor John D. Ferry

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Tinoco received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Mexico in 1951, and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1954.


He joined the University of California, Berkeley as a faculty member in 1956, where he was Professor in the Graduate School and a Faculty Senior Scientist, Physical Biosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


His honors and awards include: Guggenheim Fellow, Medical Research Council Laboratory, Cambridge (1964); California Section Award, American Chemical Society (1965); D.Sc.


He died on November 15, 2016 at the age of 85.The Biophysical Society gives the Ignacio Tinoco Award in his honor.