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Fritz Lipmann

Fritz LipmannAKA Fritz Albert Lipmann

Born: 12-Jun-1899
Birthplace: Königsberg, Germany
Died: 24-Jul-1986
Location of death: Poughkeepsie, NY
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered in the woods near his home, Poughkeepsie, NY)

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Carbohydrate oxidation

Military service: Prussian Army (1918-19)

German-American biochemist Fritz Lipmann won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1953, for his discovery of the acetyl-carrying Coenzyme A (CoA), a coenzyme present in all living cells and an essential component in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and certain amino acids. Lipmann studied under an earlier Nobel laureate, Otto Meyerhof, and his prize was shared with his friend and colleague, Hans Krebs.

Father: Leopold Lipmann (attorney)
Mother: Gertrud Lachmanski Lipmann
Brother: Heinz Lipmann (playwright)
Wife: Elfreda M. Hall Lipmann ("Freda", fashion artist, b. 19-Dec-1906, m. 21-Jun-1931)
Son: Stephen Hall Lipmann

    High School: Königsberg Gymnasium, Königsberg
    University: BS, University of Königsberg (1922)
    Medical School: MD, University of Berlin (1924)
    University: PhD, University of Berlin (1927)
    Scholar: Biochemistry, University of Heidelberg (1927-30)
    Scholar: Biochemistry, Kaiser Wilhelm (now Max Planck) Institute, Berlin (1930-31)
    Scholar: Rockefeller University (1931-32)
    Scholar: Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen (1932-39)
    Scholar: Cornell University (1939-41)
    Professor: Biological Chemistry, Harvard Medical School (1949-57)
    Professor: Biological Chemistry, Rockefeller University (1957-86)

    Nobel Prize for Medicine 1953, with Hans Krebs
    National Medal of Science 1966
    Royal Society
    Naturalized US Citizen 1944

Author of books:
Wanderings of a Biochemist (1971)
Energy Transformation in Biological Systems (1975)


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