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Gernot Fritz Walter

biochemist , pathology educator

Gernot Fritz Walter, German biochemist, pathology educator. Achievements include work on viral tumor anitgens and the cellular proteins these antigens interact with in order to transform normal cells into tumor cells; pioneered the technique of raising anitbodies against synthetic peptides, which is widely used to investigate proteins.

Background

Walter, Gernot Fritz was born on December 6, 1936 in Freiburg, Germany. Came to the United States, 1967. Son of Fritz and Helene Walter.

Education

Pre-diploma in Chemistry, University Karlsruhe, Germany, 1959. Diploma in Chemistry, University Munich, Germany, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, University Munich, Germany, 1965.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow Max Planck Institute, Munich, 1966-1967, Albert Einstein College, Bronx, New York, 1968-1969, Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, 1969-1971, assistant research professor, 1972-1979. Professor University Freiburg, Germany, 1979-1983. Professor pathology University California, San Diego, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Achievements include work on viral tumor anitgens and the cellular proteins these antigens interact with in order to transform normal cells into tumor cells. Pioneered the technique of raising anitbodies against synthetic peptides, which is widely used to investigate proteins.

Works

  • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Connections

Married Erika Walter, 1963. Children: Stefan, Johannes.

father:
Fritz Walter

mother:
Helene Walter

spouse:
Erika Walter

children:
Stefan Walter

Johannes Walter