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Maria Teresa Ryzlak

Maria Teresa Ryzlak, American biochemist, educator. Achievements include discovery and isolation of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase isozymes in human brain, purification of human brain aldehyde dehydrogenase, endogenous inhibitor of aldehyde dehydrogenase from alcoholic liver.

Background

  • Ryzlak, Maria Teresa was born on February 27, 1938 in Augustow, Poland. Came to the United States, 1959. Daughter of Stefan-Fabian and Wladyslawa (Debska) Kozlowski.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics, University Manchester, 1966. Master of Science in Engineering Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, Rutgers University, University Medicine-Dentistry New Jersey, 1986.

    Career

    • Research chemist Troy Chemical Company, Newark, 1964-1968. Research assistant Worcestern Foundation for Experimental Biology, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, 1969-1974. Research associate Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia, 1974-1978, McNeil Pharmaceutical, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, 1978-1981.

      Busch fellow Waksman Institute Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1986-1989, research associate, 1989-1991. Adjunct assistant professor University Medical and Dentistry New Jersey, Newark, since 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery and isolation of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase isozymes in human brain, purification of human brain aldehyde dehydrogenase, endogenous inhibitor of aldehyde dehydrogenase from alcoholic liver.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to Archives Biochemistry and Biophysics, Biochemica Biophysica Acta, Alcohol Clinical Experimental Research.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Active World Affairs Council, Philadelphia, since 1980, Polish American Congress, Philadelphia, 1989. Member Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Research Society on Alcoholism, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Jan Ryzlak, April 2, 1959. Children: Danuta Alexandra Anita, Maria Valentine.
    • father: Stefan-Fabian Kozlowski
    • mother: Wladyslawa (Debska) Kozlowski
    • spouse: Jan Ryzlak
    • children: Danuta Alexandra Anita Ryzlak
    • Maria Valentine Ryzlak
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    Born February 27, 1938
    Nationality
    • 1966
      University Manchester
    • 1970
      New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • 1986
      Rutgers University
    • 1964 - 1968
      Research chemist, Troy Chemical Company
      Newark, Ohio, United States
    • 1969 - 1974
      research assistant, Worcestern Foundation for Experimental Biology
      Shrewsbury, New Jersey, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      research associate, Temple University Medical School
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      research associate, Temple University Medical School
      Fort Washington, Maryland, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      Busch fellow, Waksman Institute Rutgers University
      Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
    • 1992
      adjunct assistant, professor University Medical and Dentistry New Jersey
      Newark, Ohio, United States
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