Log In

Ralph Heimer Edit Profile

Editor

Ralph Heimer, American editor. Achievements include discovery of structure of sialic acid; location of rheumatoid factor in the synovium; proteoglycans in colon cancer; patent on detection of proteoglycan. National Institutes of Health grantee, 1963-1966, 67-83; Arthritis Foundation grantee, 1963-1966.

Background

Heimer, Ralph was born on November 4, 1921 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1938. Son of Oskar and Irene (Cziegler) Heimer.

Education

Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1948. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1957.

Career

Assistant professor Cornell Medical College, New York City, 1956-1963. Associate professor New Jersey College Medicine, Jersey City, 1963-1966. Professor Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, 1967-1990, professor emeritus, from 1991.

Editor Allegheny University of Health Sciences, from 1996.

Achievements

  • Achievements include discovery of structure of sialic acid. Location of rheumatoid factor in the synovium. Proteoglycans in colon cancer.

    Patent on detection of proteoglycan.

Membership

Head science committee Estern Pennsylvania chapter Arthritis Foundation, Philadelphia, 1985-1988. Sergeant United States Amy, 1942-1946. Member American Association Immunologists, American Society for Biochemistry.

Connections

Married Caryl P. Biren, June 13, 1921 (deceased February 1993). Children: Robert, Paul. Married Phyllis M. Sampson, August 23, 1974.

father:
Oskar Heimer

mother:
Irene (Cziegler) Heimer

spouses:
Phyllis M. Sampson

Caryl P. Biren

children:
Robert Heimer

Paul Heimer