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Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori
Birth: Aug. 15, 1896
Death: Oct. 26, 1957
Glendale
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

American biochemist and Nobel Prize winner. Born in Prague, Mrs. Cori and her husband Carl earned medical degrees from the German University of Prague in 1920. They emigrated to the United States in 1922, where they joined the staff of the Institute for the Study of Malignant Disease in Buffalo, New York. After joining the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1931, they discovered a phosphate-containing form of the simple sugar glucose and its importance to carbohydrate metabolism. This discovery earned them the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1947. Mrs. Cori was the first American woman to receive this honor, and eventually six Nobel laureates received training in their laboratory. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Aug 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7771742
Gerty Theresa <i>Radnitz</i> Cori
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Gerty Theresa <i>Radnitz</i> Cori
Added by: Ron Moody
 
Gerty Theresa <i>Radnitz</i> Cori
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
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