Philip Daniel Whanger, American biochemistry and nutrition educator, researcher. Research fellow National Institutes of Health, 1966-1967, Special fellow, 1972; International fellow National Science Foundation, 1980-1981; Research grantee Oregon State University, since 1968. Member American Institute Nutrition, American Society Animal Science, International Bioinorg Scientists, Society Environmental Geochemistry and Health.
From assistant to associate professor Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1966-1978, professor nutrition & biochemistry, since 1978. Research associate biochemistry Michigan State University, 1965-1966. Member associate staff Harvard Medical School, 1972-1973.
Visiting scientist General Academy Exchange Service, University Tubingen, 1986, Commonwealth Science & Industry Research Organization, Wembley, Western Australia, Academy Preventive Medicine, Beijing, 1988.
- Achievements include research in altered metabolic pathways under selenium deficiency, relationships of vitamin E and selenium in myopathies, biochemical properties of selenium and cadmium metallo-proteins, metabolic pathways for incorporation of selenium into proteins, selenium and gluthathione peroxidise in human blood fractions, selenium deficiencies in primates, selenium intake on human blood and urine fractions.
1966 - 1978