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William Howard Stein

William Howard Stein, American biochemist. Recipient (with Stanford Moore) Kaj Linderstrom-Lang award, 1972; (with Stanford Moore and Christian B. Anfinsen) Nobel prize in chemistry, 1972; Columbia Graduate Faculty and Alumni Association award excellence, 1973.


  • Stein, William Howard was born on June 25, 1911 in New York City. Son of Fred M. and Beatrice (Borg) Stein.

  • Education

    • Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, 1929. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1938, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1973.

      Honorary Doctor of Science, Yeshiva U., 1973.


    • Medical Research, New York City, 1938-1942, associate, 1942-1949, associate member, 1949-1952, member of staff, 1952. Professor Rockefeller U., from 1954. Visiting professor University of Chicago, 1960, Harvard, 1964.


    • Editorial board journal Biological Chemistry, 1962-1964, associate editor, 1964-1968, editor, 1968-1971. Contributor to science journals.


    Fellow American Swiss Foundation, 1956. Member medical advisory board Hebrew U. Hadassah Medical School, Israel, 1947-1961. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Academy Sciences, American Society Biological Chemists (chairman editorial committee 1958-1961), American Chemical Society (co-recipient with Stanford Moore Electrophoresis award, Richards medal 1972), United States National Committee Biochemistry (chairman 1965-1968), Bio-chemical Society (London), New York Academy Science, Harvey Society, Sigma Xi.


    • Married Phoebe Hockstader, June 22, 1936. Children: William Howard, David F., Robert J. Assistant.
    • father: Fred M. Stein
    • mother: Beatrice (Borg) Stein
    • spouse: Phoebe Hockstader
    • children: William Howard Stein
    • David F. Stein
    • Robert J. Asst Stein
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    Born June 25, 1911
    Died February 2, 1980
    (aged 68)