Vincent Du Vigneaud

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Birthday
18, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 11, 1978 (77)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1901
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Dec 11, 1978 (77)

About

American biochemist who won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for isolating, identifying, and synthesizing oxytocin. He spent his career researching sulfur, proteins, and peptides.

Before Fame

He studied chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Trivia

He was a member of the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity while at the University of Illinois in 1930.

Family Life

He married Zella Zon Ford in 1924, and stayed married to her until her death over fifty years later.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry four years after fellow American chemist Glenn Seaborg did.