Wendell Meredith Stanley

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Birthday
16, 1904
Birthplace
Ridgeville, IN
Death Date
Jun 15, 1971 (66)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
16, 1904
Birthplace
Ridgeville, IN
Death Date
Jun 15, 1971 (66)

About

An American biochemist best known for his work with enzymes and virus proteins who won the Nobel pPize in Chemistry in 1946. His book Chemistry: A Beautiful Thing was awarded a Pulitzer Prize nomination.

Before Fame

He obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry in 1929 from the University of Illinois, where he also received his MS two years before.

Trivia

He was a Professor of Biochemistry at University of California, Berkeley.

Family Life

He had four children with his wife Marian Staples after they were married in 1905.

Associated With

Like Irving Langmuir, he was among the first Americans to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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