Jamie Cate is also known as the husband of American biochemist Jennifer Doudna, known for her pioneering work on CRISPR gene editing and Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry.
Jamie Cate is Sugarlogix, a professor at UC Berkeley and co-founder of an early-stage biotech startup in Oakland, California. The company aims to provide better nutrition for formula-fed babies. We develop yeast-based technologies to produce the missing ingredient in infant formula: rare, functional sugars that are found naturally only in breast milk.
On October 7, 2020, Jennifer won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a genome editing method known as CRISPR, with French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier.
The awards were announced in Stockholm by Goran Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Congrats Jennifer and Emmanuelle! https://t.co/RIPOwE37YB
— Jamie Cate (@jhdcate) October 7, 2020
This prestigious award is presented with a gold medal and a prize of 10 million kroner (more than $ 1.1 million) thanks to a legacy left over a century ago by Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel, the creator of the award. The amount has been increased recently to adjust for inflation.
Jamie Cate Husband Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna and Jamie Cater work at The University of California, Berkeley, a public research university in Berkeley, California. He is Professor of Chemistry and the Chair of Li Ka Shing Chancellor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California at Berkeley.
Jennifer A. Doudna, a boy in Hilo, one of Hawaii’s less touristy areas, felt out of place. He had blond hair and blue eyes and was taller than other children, most of whom were of Polynesian and Asian descent.
“I think I look like a freak to them,” he recalled recently. “And I felt like a freak.” His isolation contributed to keeping a book of sorts that pushed him towards science. Her upbringing has strengthened her, said her husband Jamie Cate. “It can handle a lot of pressure.”