Peter Agre

By Robyn Martin
https://scontent-1.2914.fna.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t34.0-12/10951471_935193923180011_2096062264_n.jpg?oh=a4b7dcdcec15db05b0a0e055b4380a12&oe=54DF28FAText Box: -Peter and I posing for pictures            Peter Agre is a professor at Johns Hopkins University, currently.  He is in the fields of Chemistry and Biochemistry and received his B.A. from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Before I go further into detail about Peter Agre, I should tell you about his past.
Mr. Agre was born on January 30, 1949 and was named after his Swedish grandfather, who was named Peder. He has three brothers and one sister. James, born a year after him, then after him were Paul, Ruth, and Mark. (Assuming all born in Minneapolis like Peter.) Growing up peter was a very experimental, which led to him having great success in 2003.
Peter Agre is an American physician who won The Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2003. He discovered aquaporins, which are water-channel proteins that move water molecules through the cell membrane. They are integral membranes proteins from larger families of major intrinsic proteins, which form pores in the membrane of biological cells.
Peter wasn’t always good at chemistry.  When he first had chemistry he received a ‘D’ in that class. Later on he, of course, became very distinguished in that class with the help of his father who was a chemistry professor. Peter, along with his two brothers was Eagle Scout and a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.
Now, going back to his Nobel Prize; he claims that they are basically the plumbing system for cells. He first thought that they were a piece of the Rh molecule but after further inspection he found it to be aquaporins. It was fortunate of him to continue research into what he thought was just pieces of a different molecule. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t be able to say he is a Nobel Prize winner.