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Stern, Kurt Gunter

STERN, KURT GUNTER

STERN, KURT GUNTER (1904–1956), U.S. biochemist. Born in Tilsit, Germany, Stern worked at the Rockefeller Institute, New York, at the Virchow Hospital, Berlin, and at the Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London, finally immigrating to the U.S. in 1935. He was at Yale University School of Medicine (1935–42), and from 1944 professor of biochemistry at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. He also served with the Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole from 1938. His research fields included the structure of genes, techniques of ultracentrifugation, and electrophoresis. He co-authored Allgemeine Chemie der Enzyme (1932) and Biological Oxidation (1939). He was chairman of the chemists' division of the United Jewish Appeal.

bibliography:

J.C. Poggendorff, Biographisch-Literarisches Handwoerterbuch, 7A (1961), s.v.; H. Mark, in: Nature, 177 (1956), 556.

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