Robert Bruce Merrifield was born on July 15, 1921 and died on May 14, 2006. He was a biochemist and won the 1984 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the invention of a solid phase protein synthesizer. He spent the bulk of his career at The Rockefeller University
From the description of The Papers of Robert Bruce Merrifield, 1963-2000 (bulk 1997-2000) (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 620863808
Robert Bruce Merrifield was born at Fort Worth, TX on 15 July, 1921. He attended UCLA and in 1949 accepted a position at Rockefeller Institute (later University) in New York City. He worked on dinucleotide and peptide growth factors and, in 1959, wrote a groundbreaking paper on what he called solid phase peptide synthesis (SPPS). This work led to a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. Robert Bruce Merrifield died in Cresskill, NJ on 14 May, 2006.
From the description of R.B. Merrifield Notebook, 1959. (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 768822025