BODANSKY, OSCAR (1901–1977), U.S. biochemist. Born in Russia, Bodansky was taken to U.S. in 1907. He taught at the universities of California and Texas, and at New York University. He served as director of medical research, U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War ii. He joined the Cornell Medical College faculty (1946), becoming professor of biochemistry in 1951, and worked at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research from 1948, becoming vice president in 1966. He and his brother meyer (1896–1941) wrote Biochemistry of Diseases (1940, 1952).