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Kurt Guenter Stern

Kurt Guenter Stern, German biochemist. Recipient Pasteur Medal, Society Chemical Biological Paris, 1952. Fellow American Institute of Chemists, New York Academy of Sciences; member American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists, American Association Cancer Research, Harvey Society.

Background

  • Stern, Kurt Guenter was born on September 19, 1904 in Tilsit, Germany. Son of John Kasper and Sonia (Goldberg) Stern.

  • Education

    • Student Werner-Siemens Realgymnasium, Berlin, 1912-1923. Doctor of Philosophy., Friedrich-Wilhelms U., 1930.

    Career

    • 1 son, Rudolph George. Came to the United States, 1935. naturalized, 1946. Carl Duisberg Foundation fellow, Rockefeller Institute, New York City, 1930-1931.

      Scientific guest Courtauld Institute Biochemistry, London, 1933-1935. Visiting lecturer, Brown Coxe Research fellow, Yale, 1935-1938. Research assistant professor Yale, 1938-1942.

      Chief research chemist Overly Bio-chemical Research Foundation, New York City, 1942-1944. Adjunct professor biochemistry Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, since 1944. Cons. United States Atomic Energy Commission Research Project, Montefiore Hospital, New York City Research consultant to medical, industrial orgns.

    Works

    • Author: General Enzyme Chemistry (with J. B. S. Haldane), 1932. Biological Oxidation (with C. Oppenheimer), 1939. Protoplasm, Encyclopedia Britannica (with R. Chambers), 1948.

      Contributor articles to reference books, review and experimental publications in field biochemistry.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Chemists, New York Academy of Sciences. Member American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists, American Association Cancer Research, Harvey Society.

    Connections

    • Married Else E. Jacobi, December 24, 1931.
    • father: John Kasper Stern
    • mother: Sonia (Goldberg) Stern
    • spouse: Else E. Jacobi
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    Born September 19, 1904
    Died February 3, 1956
    (aged 51)
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