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Irwin “Ernie” Rose

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Irwin Rose Photo credit: Paul R. Kennedy Courtesy of UC Irvine.

Nobel Laureate, Irwin “Ernie” Rose, PhD, died on June 2 at the age of 88. Dr. Rose was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, along with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko, “for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation”.

Dr. Rose was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Spokane, WA at age 13. He began undergraduate studies at Washington State University, but his education there was interrupted by the Second World War, during which Dr. Rose served in the navy. He completed his undergraduate degree and earned a biochemistry PhD …

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