Dorfman, Ralph Isadore

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DORFMAN, RALPH ISADORE (1911–1985), U.S. biochemist. Dorfman was born in Chicago. He joined the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology and became research professor of biochemistry, Boston University, in 1951. He was professor of chemistry at Clark University (1956), and later director of the Institute of Hormone Biology of Syntex Research Center in Palo Alto, California (1964). His books include Metabolism of Steroid Hormones (with F. Ungar, 1953) and Androgens (1956); he edited Methods in Hormone Research (5 vols., 1962–66).

[Bracha Rager (2nd ed.)]