Thomas Cech is a Nobel Laureate in chemistry. He obtained a B.A. in 1970. In 1975, Cech completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and in the same year, he entered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he engaged in postdoctoral research. In 1978, he obtained his first faculty position at the University of Colorado where he lectured undergraduate students in chemistry and biochemistry, and where he remains on the faculty, currently as Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2000, Dr. Cech became the president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Maryland. He also continues to head his world-renowned biochemistry laboratory at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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