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Biochemist

Isidore Danishefsky, Polish, American biochemist. Achievements include discovery of methods for isolating heparin and related polysaccharides; research on elucidation of structure; anticoagulant mechanism. Recipient Honors-Achievement award American College Angiology, 1964, Bernard Revel award Yeshiva University, 1962, Outstanding Educator award, 1974; research grantee National Institutes of Health, 1960-1994.

Background

Danishefsky, Isidore was born on April 3, 1923 in Poland. Son of Jacob and Anna (Gorelik) Danishefsky.

Education

Bachelor, Yeshiva University, 1944. Doctor of Philosophy, New York University, 1951.

Career

Research associate Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, 1951-1952, Columbia University, New York City, 1952-1955. Assistant professor New York Medical College, Valhalla, 1955-1960, associate professor, 1960-1965, professor, 1965-1977, professor, chairman department biochemistry, 1977-1988, professor, chairman department biochemistry and molecular biology, 1988-1994. Consultant National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1975, 77-80, 84-86, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of methods for isolating heparin and related polysaccharides. Research on elucidation of structure. Anticoagulant mechanism.

Membership

Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society Biological Chemists, New York Academy of Sciences, International Society Thrombosis.

Connections

Married Madeleine Weinstein, September 5, 1951. Children: Kenneth, Avis.

father:
Jacob Danishefsky

mother:
Anna (Gorelik) Danishefsky

spouse:
Madeleine Weinstein

child:
Kenneth Danishefsky

child:
Avis Danishefsky