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Biochemist

Seymour Kaufman, American biochemist. United States Public Health fellow Duke University, 1949; recipient Distinguished Service award, United States Department Health, Education & Welfare (Department of Health), 1980.

Background

Kaufman, Seymour was born on March 13, 1924 in Brooklyn. Son of Charles and Anna Kaufman.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1945. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1949.

Career

Fellow Department Pharmacology, New York University Medical School, 1949-1950, instructor, 1950-1953, assistant professor, 1953-1954. Biochemist Laboratory Cellular Pharmacology National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, 1954-1956, chief section on cellular regulatory mechanisms Laboratory of General and Comparative Biochemistry, 1956-1968, acting chief Laboratory Neurochemistry, 1968-1971, chief Laboratory Neurochemistry, 1971-1999.

Works

Membership

Member American Society Biological Chemists, American Chemical Society (Hillebrand prize, 1991), American Academy Arts & Sciences, International Society for Neurochemistry, American Society for Neurochemistry, National Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Elaine Elkins, February 6, 1948. Children: Allan, Emily, Leslie.

father:
Charles Kaufman

mother:
Anna Kaufman

spouse:
Elaine Elkins

children:
Allan Kaufman

Emily Kaufman

Leslie Kaufman