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Joseph L. Goldstein

Joseph L. GoldsteinAKA Joseph Leonard Goldstein

Born: 18-Apr-1940
Birthplace: Sumter, SC

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Hypercholesterolemia and cell metabolism

Joseph L. Goldstein and his long-time collaborator Michael S. Brown were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 1985, for their research into the metabolism of cholesterol in the body.

Father: Isadore E. Goldstein (owned a clothing store)
Mother: Fannie Alpert Goldstein

    University: BS Chemistry, Washington and Lee University (1962)
    Medical School: MD, University of Texas at Dallas (1966)
    Scholar: Medical Genetics, University of Washington (1970-72)
    Teacher: Medicine, University of Texas at Dallas (1972-76)
    Professor: Medicine, University of Texas at Dallas (1976-)

    Boehringer Ingelheim's Heinrich Wieland Prize 1974 (with Michael S. Brown)
    ACS Pfizer Award 1976 (with Michael S. Brown)
    NYSMS Albion O. Bernstein Award 1977 (with Michael S. Brown)
    NAS Richard Lounsbery Award 1979 (with Michael S. Brown)
    Gairdner Foundation International Award 1981 (with Michael S. Brown)
    New York Academy of Sciences Award 1981 (with Michael S. Brown)
    APS Lita Annenberg Hazen Award 1982 (with Michael S. Brown)
    AAMC Distinguished Research Award 1984 (with Michael S. Brown)
    AHA Research Achievement Award 1984 (with Michael S. Brown)
    Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize 1984 (with Michael S. Brown)
    Roche Institute V.D. Mattia Award 1984 (with Michael S. Brown)
    3M Life Sciences Award 1985 (with Michael S. Brown)
    ASHG William Allan Award 1985 (with Michael S. Brown)
    Lasker Award 1985 (with Michael S. Brown)
    Nobel Prize for Medicine 1985 (with Michael S. Brown)
    National Medal of Science 1988
    National Institutes of Health Biochemical Geneticist (1968-70)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Board of Internal Medicine
    American College of Physicians
    American Heart Association
    American Philosophical Society
    American Society for Cell Biology
    American Society for Clinical Investigation President (1985-86)
    American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Association of American Physicians
    Federation of American Scientists Board of Sponsors
    Lasker Foundation Trustee
    Massachusetts General Hospital (1966-68)
    National Academy of Sciences
    Royal Society
    Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
    Phi Beta Kappa Society

Author of books:
Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Other Disorders of Lipoprotein Metabolism (1979, with Michael S. Brown)
A1-Antitrypsin Deficiency: From the Bench to the Bedside (1981)

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