Baldomero M. Olivera
University of Utah
Molecular biologist; Biochemist; Educator
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Research on venomous cone snails and their peptide toxins has resulted in the discovery of therapeutically important compounds and provided tools widely used by neuroscientists for characterizing ion channels and receptors. Early work with DNA ligase contributed to the recombinant DNA revolution in biology.