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Kurt Guenter Stern

biochemist

Kurt Guenter Stern, German biochemist. Recipient Pasteur Medal, Society Chemical Biological Paris, 1952. Fellow American Institute of Chemists, New York Academy of Sciences; member American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists, American Association Cancer Research, Harvey Society.

Background

Stern, Kurt Guenter was born on September 19, 1904 in Tilsit, Germany. Son of John Kasper and Sonia (Goldberg) Stern.

Education

Student Werner-Siemens Realgymnasium, Berlin, 1912-1923. Doctor of Philosophy., Friedrich-Wilhelms U., 1930.

Career

1 son, Rudolph George. Came to the United States, 1935. naturalized, 1946. Carl Duisberg Foundation fellow, Rockefeller Institute, New York City, 1930-1931.

Scientific guest Courtauld Institute Biochemistry, London, 1933-1935. Visiting lecturer, Brown Coxe Research fellow, Yale, 1935-1938. Research assistant professor Yale, 1938-1942.

Chief research chemist Overly Bio-chemical Research Foundation, New York City, 1942-1944. Adjunct professor biochemistry Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, since 1944. Cons. United States Atomic Energy Commission Research Project, Montefiore Hospital, New York City Research consultant to medical, industrial orgns.

Works

  • Author: General Enzyme Chemistry (with J. B. S. Haldane), 1932. Biological Oxidation (with C. Oppenheimer), 1939. Protoplasm, Encyclopedia Britannica (with R. Chambers), 1948.

    Contributor articles to reference books, review and experimental publications in field biochemistry.

Membership

Fellow American Institute of Chemists, New York Academy of Sciences. Member American Chemical Society, American Society Biological Chemists, American Association Cancer Research, Harvey Society.

Connections

Married Else E. Jacobi, December 24, 1931.

father:
John Kasper Stern

mother:
Sonia (Goldberg) Stern

spouse:
Else E. Jacobi