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Severo Ochoa


Severo OCHOA, biochemist. Royal Society (United Kingdom) 1965, Indian National Science Academy, Academy, of Sciences of D.D.R.; N.A.S., Academy, of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, USSR Academy, of Sciences, Polish Academy, of Sciences, Brazilian Academy, of Sciences, Pontifical Academy, of Sciences 1974, and many other academies.


Ochoa, Severo was born on September 24, 1905 in Luarca, Spain. Arrived in the United States, 40, naturalized, 56. Son of Severo and Carmen (Albornoz) Ochoa.


AB, Malaga College, Spain, 2021. Doctor of Medicine, University Madrid, Spain, 2029. Doctor of Science, Washington University.

Doctor of Science, University Brazil, 1957. Doctor of Science, University Guadalajara, Mexico, 1959. Doctor of Science, Wesleyan University.

Doctor of Science, University Oxford, England. Doctor of Science, University Salamanca, Spain, 1961. Doctor of Science, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1963.

Doctor of Science, University Pennsylvania, 1964. Doctor of Science, Brandeis University, 1965. Doctor of Science, University Granada, Spain.

Doctor of Science, University Oviedo, Spain, 1967. Doctor of Science, University Perugia, Italy, 1968. Doctor of Science, University Michigan.

Doctor of Science, Weizman Institute, Israel, 1982. Doctor Medical Science (honorary) (honorary), University Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 1963. Doctor Medical Science (honorary) (honorary), University Buenos Aires, 1968.

Doctor Medical Science (honorary) (honorary), University Tucuman, Argentina, 1968. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Yeshiva University, 1966. Doctor of Laws, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1959.


3Lectr. physiology University Madrid Medical School, 1931—1935. Head physiological division Institute for Medical Research, 1935—1936. Guest research assistant in physiology Kaiser-Wilhelm Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany, 1936—1937.

Ray Lankester investigator Marine Biological Laboratory, Plymouth, England, 1937. Demonstrator Nuffield research assistant biochemistry Oxford (England) University Medical School, 1938—1941. Instructor, research associate pharmacology Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 1941—1942.

Research associate medicine New York University School Medicine, 1942—1945, assistant professor biochemistry, 1945—1946, professor pharmacology, chairman department, 1946—1954, professor, chairman department biochemistry, 1954—1976, professor, 1976—1993. Distinguished member Roche Institute Molecular Biology.


Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Science, New York Academy Medicine, New York Academy of Sciences. Member: Argentinian National Academy Medicine, German Democratic Republic Academy of Sciences, Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Royal Society (England), Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Barcelona (Spain) Academy of Sciences, Argentinian Academy of Sciences, Italian Academy of Sciences, Pullian Academy of Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Sciences, Royal Spanish Academy of Sciences, German Academy National Sciences, Harvey Society (president 1961-1967), Bio-chemical Society (England), International Union Biochemistry, Society of Biological Chemists 1958, (editor journal 1950-1960), Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, American Philosophical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha (honorary).


Married Carmen G. Cobian, July 8, 1931.

Severo Ochoa

Carmen (Albornoz) Ochoa

Carmen G. Cobian