Frances Arnold

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Frances Arnold
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Linus Pauling Professor
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California Institute of Technology
Frances Arnold is the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering and Biochemistry at the California Institute of Technology, where she pioneered methods of directed protein evolution used to make better proteins for applications in alternative energy, chemicals, and medicine. Her current research focuses on evolution of new enzymes and improved protein engineering methods using machine learning. Dr. Arnold’s work has been recognized globally, including the Nobel Prize in Chemistry of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2018). She received her B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from UC-Berkeley.