Mullis, Kary

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Mullis, Kary Gender: M
Kary Banks Mullis
born on 28 December 1944 at 13:58 (= 1:58 PM )
Place Lenoir, North Carolina, 35n55, 81w32
Timezone EWT h4w (is war time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°54' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 26°11 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 23°28'

Kary Mullis
photo: Dona Mapston, license cc-by-sa-3.0


American chemist and winner of the Nobel Prize at age 48. He was notified of the selection naming him winner on 13 October 1993 and received the award on 10 December 1993, sharing the prize with Michael Smith of the University of B.C. in Vancouver. As a chemist for Cetus Corporation in Emeryville, California, 1983, Mullis began puzzling over a DNA-sequencing experiment one April night. He came up with the polymerize chain reaction that makes it possible to reproduce DNA from minute amounts up to quantities. Mullis and Smith shared the Nobel honorarium of $825,000.

Mullis was a bright active kid, always experimenting with some project. Living on the coast at La Jolla, California, he was a surfer from the time he was a youth and was an unlikely example of a scientist in his patterned surfing shorts, as well as an unconventional lifestyle and opinions that were not bounded by academic limitations. Open to the possibility of alien visits and questioning the nature of ESP, he said that "Astrology has some scientific basis and probably has done more than psychiatry to help people understand their lives."

Mullis earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry at UC Berkeley. He worked with Cetus Corp 1979-1986 and was Director of Molecular Biology at Xytronyx Inc in San Diego 1986-1988. In 1993, he was awarded a science prize from Japan with a $385,000 cash award.

He was married four times and had a total of three children by two of his wives. Kary Mullis died on 7 August 2019 at the age of 74 in Newport Beach, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Great Publicity 13 October 1933 (Named winner of Nobel)
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  • Work : New Career 1979 in Emeryville (Cetus Corporation, seven years)
  • Work : New Job 1986 (Director of Molecular Biology, two years)
  • Work : Prize 1993 (Science prixe from Japan)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1998 (Autobiography, "Dancing Naked in the Mind Field")

Source Notes

Natori Moore quotes Jim Hennum, reporter for the Los Angeles Times. When Hennum interviewed Mullis, he asked his birth date and Mullis whipped out a copy of his horoscope.

Marcello Borges writes email 4/28/2003, "The information is in his book, "Dancing Naked in the Mind Field", published in 1998 by Pantheon Books, NY. Here is what he wrote at the end of Chapter 15 (entitled "I am a Capricorn", with no less than 10 1/2 pages): "I was born at 17:58 GMT on December 28, 1944 in Lenoir, North Carolina. You can find more about me from that than you can from reading this book". 17:58 GMT less 4 hours (EWT) equals 13:58 or 1:58 PM as you have below. So it is only a matter of 5 minutes, a case where the reporter may have seen "58" and jotted down "53".


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (Ph.D. in biochemistry)
  • Traits : Personality : Active
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Four)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Surfing)
  • Vocation : Science : Chemistry
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Dancing Naked in the Mind Field")
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Polymerase Chain Reaction)