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Moses Kunitz papers, Rockefeller University Faculty (FA171)

Biographical/Historical Note

Moses Kunitz, 1887-1978 researcher in general pathology and biochemistry worked on the physical and chemical properties of proteins and enzymes at the Rockefeller University (earlier RIMR) from 1913 until his retirement in 1970. His research covered the purification and crystallization of a. number of very important enzymes which take part in forming and utilizing energy-rich compounds within the body.

Biographical note

1887 Born December 19 in Slonim, Russia
1909 Migrated to the United States
1916 B.S. Cooper Union, New York City (1910 entered School of Chemistry)
1916-1919 Cooper Union Electrical Engineering School
1919 Extension Teaching Columbia University, New York City
1920 School of Mines, Engineering and Chemistry, Columbia Univ.
1922 Faculty of Pure Science, Columbia University
1924 Ph. D. Columbia University, New York City (Biological Chemistry)
1913-1923 Technical Assistant, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research Worked with Jacques Loeb in experimental biology. From 1926 with John Northrop at Princeton laboratories
1923-1925 Assistant, RIMR (General Physiology)
1925-1940 Associate, RIMR (General Physiology)
1944 Civilian with Office of Scientific Research and Development
1950-1953 Member, RIMR
1953- Member Emeritus, RIMR
1957 Carl Neuberg Medal (American Society of European Chemists & Pharmacists)
1970 Retired from The Rockefeller University
1973 Honorary Degree, RU, New York City
1978 Died April 20 in Philadelphia, Pa. Interred Wellwood Cemetery on Long Island, N.Y.

Member of: National Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Experimental Biology, Society of General Physiologists, American Society of Biological Chemists

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