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Merle Leonard Blank

Merle Leonard Blank was American biochemist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of one of the most active biological (natural) substances found to date Aklylacetylglycero Phosphocholine (1979). Co-holder of two United States patents on this and a related compound. Recipient Citation Classic award Institute of Science Information, 1980, Basic Research award National Glycerin Producer Association, 1961.

Background

  • Blank, Merle Leonard was born on November 8, 1933 in Kanawha, Iowa, United States. Son of Cecil L. and Marie L. (Krambeer) Blank.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Bemidji State University, 1958.

    Career

    • Assistant scientist Hormel Institute, Austin, Minnesota, 1958-1965. Senior scientist Kraft Foods, Glenview, Illinois, 1965-1968, Oak Ridge (Tennessee) Association University, 1968-1995.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of one of the most active biological (natural) substances found to date Aklylacetylglycero Phosphocholine (1979). Co-holder of two United States patents on this and a related compound.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Society Biochemistry Mol. Biology, American Legion.

    Connections

    • Married Dorothy M. Siegle, September 25, 1954. Children; Nancy, Janice, David, Linda, James.
    • father: Cecil L. Blank
    • mother: Marie L. (Krambeer) Blank
    • spouse: Dorothy M. Siegle
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    Born November 8, 1933
    Nationality
    • 1958
      Bemidji State University
    • 1958 - 1965
      Assistant, scientist Hormel Institute
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      senior, scientist Kraft Foods
      Glenview, Illinois, United States
    • 1968 - 1995
      senior, scientist Kraft Foods