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Edward James Ofengand

educator , consultant , research biochemist

Edward James Ofengand, American research biochemist, consultant, educator. Achievements include among the first to isolate and characterize transfer Ribonucleic acid, the first to identify the ribosomal Ribonucleic acid component of the decoding site on the ribosome and locate it on the ribosome surface, and the first to devise a way to map pseudouridines in large Ribonucleic acid molecules.

Background

Ofengand, Edward James was born on August 15, 1932 in Taunton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel J. and Sarah Evelyn (Tornansky) Ofengand.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, Washington University, 1959.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Medical Research Council, Cambridge, England, 1959-1961, Rockefeller University, New York City, 1961-1962. Lecturer University California, San Francisco, 1962-1966, assistant professor, 1967-1968. Associate member Roche Institute Molecular Biology, Nutley, New Jersey, 1969-1977.

Full member Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, 1978-1996. Research professor biochemistry and molecular biology University Miami School Medicine, since 1996. Adjunct professor University Medical & Dentistry, Newark, 1983-1996.

Invited professor, U. Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, 1993.

Achievements

  • Achievements include among the first to isolate and characterize transfer Ribonucleic acid, the first to identify the ribosomal Ribonucleic acid component of the decoding site on the ribosome and locate it on the ribosome surface, and the first to devise a way to map pseudouridines in large Ribonucleic acid molecules.

Works

  • Author: (chapter) The Translational Apparatus, 1992. Member editorial advisory board Biochemistry, 1985-1993. Member editorial board Analytical Biochemistry, 1989-1998.

    Associate editor Ribonucleic acid, 1994-1996, member editorial board, 1997-1998. Contributor more than 150 articles to Biochemistry, Journal Biological Chemistry, Proceedings National Academy of Sciences United States of America, others.

Membership

Member American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sociedad de Biologia de Chile (honorary 1968), The Ribonucleic acid Society.

Connections

Married Sigrud Friederike Seumel, June 22, 1963. Children: Karen Petra, Gunda Stephanie, Erik Arnim.

father:
Samuel J. Ofengand

mother:
Sarah Evelyn (Tornansky) Ofengand

spouse:
Sigrud Friederike Seumel

children:
Karen Petra Ofengand

Gunda Stephanie Ofengand

Erik Arnim Ofengand