Jamie Cate Biography – Jamie Cate Wikipedia
Jamie Cate is a Professor at UC Berkeley and Co-founder, Sugarlogix an early-stage biotech startup located in Oakland, California. The company aims to provide better nutrition for formula-fed babies. We develop yeast-based technologies to produce the missing component in infant formula: rare, functional sugars found only naturally in human breast milk.
Jamie Cate is also known for being the husband of Jennifer Doudna, an American biochemist known for her pioneering work in CRISPR gene editing and Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.
On October 7th, 2020 Jennifer alongside French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a method of genome editing known as CRISPR.
The recipients were announced in Stockholm by Goran Hansson, Secretary-General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
The prestigious award comes with a gold medal and prize money of 10 million krona (more than $ 1.1 million), courtesy of a bequest left more than a century ago by the prize’s creator, Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel. The amount was increased recently to adjust for inflation.
Jamie Cate & Jennifer Doudna
Jennifer Doudna and Jamie Cater both works at The University of California, Berkeley, a public research university in Berkeley, California. She is a Li Ka Shing Chancellor Chair Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley.
As a child in Hilo, one of the less touristy parts of Hawaii, Jennifer A. Doudna felt out of place. She had blond hair and blue eyes, and she was taller than the other kids, who were mostly of Polynesian and Asian descent.
“I think to them I looked like a freak,” she recently recalled. “And I felt like a freak.” Her isolation contributed to a kind of bookishness that propelled her toward science. Her upbringing “toughened her up,” said her husband, Jamie Cate. “She can handle a lot of pressure.”