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Dean Burk

biochemist

Dean Burk, American biochemist. Recipient Domagk prize for cancer research, 1965, National Health Federation Humanitarian award, 1971, Wisdom award Honor, 1973, Humanitarian award Cancer Control Society, 1973; decorated knight Commander Medical Order Bethlemen; knight Mark Twain.

Background

Burk, Dean was born on March 21, 1904 in Oakland, California, United States. Son of Frederic and Caroline (Frear) Burk.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University California, 1923. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, 1927.

Career

Fellow National Research Council and International Education Board University London (University College), 1927-1929, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Biology, 1927-1929, National Research Council and International Education Board, Harvard University, 1927-1929. Associate physical chemist Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory Department Agriculture, Washington, 1929, chemist, 1937-1939. Senior chemist National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1939-1948, principal chemist, 1948-1951, head chemist, 1951-1958, chief chemist, 1958-1974.

Associate professor biochemistry Cornell University Medical College, 1939-1941. Research master graduate faculty George Washington University, 1947-1988. Guest research worker Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Sciences (Bio-chemical Institute), Moscow, 1935.

Works

book Cell chemistry; a collection of papers dedicated to Otto Warburg on the occasion of his 70th birthday book Cell chemistry; a collection of papers dedicated to Otto Warburg on the occasion of his 70th birthday  - Scholar's Choice Edition book Cell chemistry; a collection of papers dedicated to Otto Warburg on the occasion of his 70th birthday  - War College Series

Membership

President Dean Burk Foundation Inc. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science (organizer, chairman research conferences on cancer 1942-1945). Member American Chemical Society (Hillebrand award 1952), American Society Biological Chemists, American Association Cancer Research, American Society Plant Physiologist, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine (chairman 1949-1950, secretary-treasurer 1948-1949), New York, Washington academies science, Society General Physiology, Long Island Biological Association, Harvey Society, Chemical Society Washington, Max Planck Association Munich, Institute for Cell Physiology Berlin, Royal Society Medicine London, National Trust Great Britain, Dolmetsch Foundation Haslemere (foreign), Max Planck Institute Biochemistry Munich, Society California Pioneers, Cosmos Club (Washington), commonwealth Club (California), Sigma Xi, Gamma Alpha.

Connections

Married Mildred Chaundy. Children: Diana Burk Barker, Wendy Burk Maiorana, Frederic Chaundy.

father:
Frederic Burk

mother:
Caroline (Frear) Burk

spouse:
Mildred Chaundy

children:
Diana Burk Barker Burk

Wendy Burk Maiorana Burk

Frederic Chaundy Burk