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chemical company executive

William Drell, American chemical company executive. Patentee in chemistry and medical applications. United States Public Health Service research fellow, 1947-1949; established investigator American Heart Association, 1954-1959.

Background

Drell, William was born on January 26, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Hyman and Ida (Korey) Drell.

Education

Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1949. Postdoctoral fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1951.

Career

Chemist Shell Chemical Company, Los Angeles, 1944-1946. Instructor Los Angeles City College, 1946-1947. Research physiological chemist University of California at Los Angeles Medical School, 1951-1959, consultant, 1959-1962.

With Calbiochem, La Jolla, California, 1959-1981. President Calbiochem-Behring Corporation, 1977-1980, president Calbiochem. division, 1980-1981.

Achievements

  • Patentee in chemistry and medical applications.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with Max S. Dunn) Experiments in Biochemistry, 1951. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Trustee California Foundation Bio-chemical Research, since 1952, Immaculate Heart College Los Angeles, 1974-1976, La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation, 1977-1989. Member San Diego City Quality of Life Board, 1978-1981. Member board overseers University California, San Diego, 1979-1981.

Board directors San Diego Economic Development Corporation, 1973-1976, 81. Member American Chemical Society (chairman San Diego branch 1977), American Society Biological Chemistry, Bio-chemical Society London, Chemical Society London, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Sigma Xi, Phi Lambda Upsilon.

Connections

Married Ethel Hershenson, February 7, 1943. Children: Eric, Elizabeth, Eliot.

father:
Hyman Drell

mother:
Ida (Korey) Drell

spouse:
Ethel Hershenson

child:
Eric Drell

child:
Elizabeth Drell

child:
Eliot Drell