Hilo High graduate one of 2 Nobel Prize winners in chemistry

FILE — In this March 14, 2016 file photo American biochemist Jennifer A. Doudna, left, and the French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier, right, poses for a photo in Frankfurt, Germany. French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A. Doudna have won the Nobel Prize 2020 in chemistry for developing a method of genome editing likened to ‘molecular scissors’ that offer the promise of one day curing genetic diseases. (Alexander Heinl/dpa via AP)

Courtesy photo by Helen Hemmes Jennifer Doudna, left, Nobel Prize 2020 winner in chemistry with retired University of Hawaii at Hilo Professor of Biology Don Hemmes in September 2019.

Hilo is all abuzz about one of its own, Jennifer A. Doudna, sharing the Nobel Prize in chemistry with co-researcher Emanuelle Charpentier of France.