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William Howard Stein


William Howard Stein, American biochemist. Recipient (with Stanford Moore) Kaj Linderstrom-Lang award, 1972; (with Stanford Moore and Christian B. Anfinsen) Nobel prize in chemistry, 1972; Columbia Graduate Faculty and Alumni Association award excellence, 1973.


Stein, William Howard was born on June 25, 1911 in New York City. Son of Fred M. and Beatrice (Borg) Stein.


Graduate Phillips Exeter Academy, 1929. Bachelor of Science, Harvard, 1933. Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1938, Honorary Doctor of Science, 1973.

Honorary Doctor of Science, Yeshiva U., 1973.


Medical Research, New York City, 1938-1942, associate, 1942-1949, associate member, 1949-1952, member of staff, 1952. Professor Rockefeller U., from 1954. Visiting professor University of Chicago, 1960, Harvard, 1964.


  • Editorial board journal Biological Chemistry, 1962-1964, associate editor, 1964-1968, editor, 1968-1971. Contributor to science journals.


Fellow American Swiss Foundation, 1956. Member medical advisory board Hebrew U. Hadassah Medical School, Israel, 1947-1961. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, National Academy Sciences, American Society Biological Chemists (chairman editorial committee 1958-1961), American Chemical Society (co-recipient with Stanford Moore Electrophoresis award, Richards medal 1972), United States National Committee Biochemistry (chairman 1965-1968), Bio-chemical Society (London), New York Academy Science, Harvey Society, Sigma Xi.


Married Phoebe Hockstader, June 22, 1936. Children: William Howard, David F., Robert J. Assistant.

Fred M. Stein

Beatrice (Borg) Stein

Phoebe Hockstader

William Howard Stein

David F. Stein

Robert J. Asst Stein