Paul D Boyer
- Category : 1918-births
- Type : ME
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Small (10,20,21)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Alpha 1
American biochemist, analytical chemist, and a professor of chemistry at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) . He shared the 1997 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)" (ATP synthase) with John E. Walker, making Boyer the first Utah-born Nobel laureate; the remainder of the Prize in that year was awarded to Danish chemist Jens Christian Skou for his discovery of the Na+/K+-ATPase.
He authored or co-authored over 150 scientific papers in biochemistry and molecular biology. Boyer died on 2 June 2018 at the age of 99, less than 2 months shy of his 100th birthday.