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American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

Founded 1906 as the American Society of Biological Chemists, by members of the American Physiological Society. Renamed the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1987.

Founding Date:
1906

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Christian Anfinsen
Chemist
26-Mar-1916 14-May-1995 Protein structure and folding
Julius Axelrod
Chemist
30-May-1912 29-Dec-2004 Research of neurotransmitters
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Sune K. Bergström
Scientist
10-Jan-1916 15-Aug-2004 Prostaglandins
Konrad Bloch
Scientist
21-Jan-1912 15-Oct-2000 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Paul D. Boyer
Chemist
31-Jul-1918   ATP process
Michael S. Brown
Biologist
13-Apr-1941   Metabolism of cholesterol
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Gerty Cori
Scientist
15-Aug-1896 26-Oct-1957 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Edward A. Doisy
Scientist
3-Nov-1893 23-Oct-1986 Chemical structure of Vitamin K
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929   Chemical structure of antibodies
Gertrude B. Elion
Scientist
23-Jan-1918 21-Feb-1999 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, AIDS
Paul A. Friedman
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Incyte
Joseph L. Goldstein
Scientist
18-Apr-1940   Hypercholesterolemia and cell metabolism
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Edward C. Kendall
Scientist
8-Sep-1886 4-May-1972 Adrenocortical hormones
John C. Kendrew
Chemist
24-Mar-1917 23-Aug-1997 Determined structure of myoglobin
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Salvador Luria
Biologist
13-Aug-1912 6-Feb-1991 Natural selection in bacteria
William D. McElroy
Biologist
22-Jan-1917 17-Feb-1999 Bioluminescence
Bruce Merrifield
Chemist
15-Jul-1921 14-May-2006 Synthesized polypeptides
Stanford Moore
Chemist
4-Sep-1913 23-Aug-1982 Amino-acid analyzer
Frederick Sanger
Chemist
13-Aug-1918   Two-time Nobel laureate in chemistry
Phillip A. Sharp
Biologist
6-Jun-1944   Eukaryotic (split) genes
Carolyn W. Slayman
Business
c. 1936   Genetics professor at Yale
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
James B. Sumner
Chemist
19-Nov-1887 12-Aug-1955 Crystallized enzymes
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.
Scientist
19-Nov-1915 9-Mar-1974 Hormones mechanisms (cyclic AMP)
Richard L. M. Synge
Chemist
28-Oct-1914 18-Aug-1994 Partition chromatography
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina


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