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Christopher Thomas Walsh

Christopher Thomas Walsh, American biochemist, department chairman. Achievements include research in enzymatic reation mechanisms, phosphoryl and pyrophosphoryl transfers, flavin-dependent enzymes, membrane biochemistry and mechanism of active transport. Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow, 1975-1977, Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar grantee, 1976-1980; recipient Eli Lilly award, 1979.

Background

  • Walsh, Christopher Thomas was born on February 16, 1944 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Harvard University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Life Science, Rockefeller University, 1970.

    Career

    • Helen Hay Whitney Foundation fellow Brandeis University, 1970-1972. From assistant professor to professor chemistry and biology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972-1987, associate director Whitaker College Management, 1979-1982, Uncas and Helen Whitaker professor, 1980-1985, Karl Taylor Compton professor, 1985-1987, chairman chemistry department, 1982-1987. David Wesley Gaiser professor Harvard University, 1987-1991, chairman department biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology Medical School, since 1987, Hamilton Kuhn professor, since 1991.

      President Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, 1992-1995. Consultant Merck, Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories, 1975-1981, Monsanto Corporation Reserve Laboratories, 1980-1981, Johnson & Johnson, 1982-1983, Hoffman LaRoche, since 1982, Genzyme & Bioinfo Associates, since 1983, Firmenich, S A, 1986-1990, Enzymatics, since 1988, Biotage, since 1989. Member panel research grants study National Science Foundation, 1977-1979, panel study section biochemistry National Institutes of Health, 1978-1982, general medical council, National Institutes of Health, 1983-1985, Chemal Research Group, World Health Organization, 1984-1986.

      Co-chairman Gordon Research Conference Enzymes, Coenzymes & Molecular Biology, 1978, Conference Methanogenesis, 1984. Chairman study section biochemistry National Institutes of Health, since 1982. Lecturer in field.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in enzymatic reation mechanisms, phosphoryl and pyrophosphoryl transfers, flavin-dependent enzymes, membrane biochemistry and mechanism of active transport.

    Membership

    Member National Academy of Sciences, Institute Medicine-NAS, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Society Biological Chemists, American Chemical Society, American Society Microbiology.

    Connections

    • Married; 1 child.
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    Born February 16, 1944
    (age 73)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      Harvard University
    • 1970
      Rockefeller University
    • 1970 - 1972
      Helen Hay Whitney Foundation fellow, Brandeis University
    • 1992 - 1995
      president, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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