Peter Agre

Peter Agre (born 30 January 1949) is an American biologist and winner of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, shared with Roderick MacKinnon.


  • The need for general scientific understanding by the public has never been larger, and the penalty for scientific illiteracy never harsher… Lack of scientific fundamentals causes people to make foolish decisions about issues such as the toxicity of chemicals, the efficacy of medicines, the changes in the global climate.
  • Our single greatest defense against scientific ignorance is education, and early in the life of every scientist, the child's first interest was sparked by a teacher.

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