Har Gobind Khorana's interest in science began as a young boy under a tree in a small Indian village and lead to helping to decipher the genetic code. The scientist attained popularity for his work on DNA and for constructing the first synthetic gene.
Alumni of the University of Liverpool, University of Cambridge and University of Punjab, he dedicated his life to education, science and research. He completed his PhD after being awarded a scholarship by the Indian government to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom, in 1948. He worked under Professor Vladimir Prelog in Zurich for one year and continued his reserch. He along with scientist Nirenberg also received the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University.
He also conducted research at universities in England, Switzerland, and Canada, and it was at the University of Wisconsin that he and two fellow researchers received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968.
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.
Khorana did not stop at this. Four years later, he announced that he had made an artificial gene to function within a bacterial cell. Today is 96th birth anniversary of Dr. Khorana who was known for his extensive research on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).