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Vincent Du Vigneaud


Vincent Du Vigneaud, American educator.


Vigneaud, Vincent Du was born on May 18, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Alfred Joseph and Mary Theresa (O’Leary) duV.


Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1923, Master of Science, 1924, Doctor of Science, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester, 1927, Doctor of Science, 1965. Doctor of Science, Yale University, New York University, 1955.

St. Saint Louis University, 1965, George Washington University, 1968.


Assistant biochemist Philadelphia General Hospital, assistant biochemist University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Medicine, 1924-1925. Teaching assistant School Medicine U. Rochester, 1925-1927. National Research Council fellow Johns Hopkins Medical School, 1927-1928, Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, Dresden, Germany, U. Edinburgh Medical School, UCH Medical School, London, 1928-1929.

Associate department chemistry University of Illinois, 1929-1930, assistant professor, 1930-1932. Professor, head department biochemistry George Washington University School Medicine, 1932-1938. Professor, head department biochemistry Cornell Univercity Medical College, New York City, 1938-1967.

Emeritus professor biochemistry, 1967-1978. Professor of chemistry Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1967-1978. Lecturer various universities.


  • Contributor articles to science journals.


Member Health Research Advisory Council City New York, 1958-1962. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences, Royal Society Edinburgh (honorary), Chemical Society London, Royal Society Sciences Upsala (honorary), Royal Institute Chemistry (London). Member American Institute Nutrition (Mead Johnson vitamin award 1943, Osborne and Mendel award 1953), American Society Biological Chemistry (president 1951-1952), American Chemical Society (council at large 1943, chairman New York section 1943, Nichols medal New York, section 1945, Willard Gibbs medal Chicago section 1956), Society Experimental Biology (past Chairman of the Board), Harvey Society, American Philosophical Society, National Academy Sciences (chairman of the section biochemistry 1958-1960), New York Academy Science, Washington Academy Medicine, Xi, Alpha Chi Sigma, Phi, Lambda Upsilon, Sigma Alpha Omega Alpha (honorary).

Club: Chemists’ (honorary, New York City).


Married Zella Zon Ford, June 12, 1924. Children: Vincent, Marilyn Renee Brown.

Alfred Joseph Vigneaud

Mary Theresa (O’Leary) Vigneaud

Zella Zon Ford

Vincent Vigneaud

Marilyn Renee Brown Vigneaud