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 Gerty Theresa <I>Radnitz</I> Cori
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Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori

  • Birth 15 Aug 1896 Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
  • Death 26 Oct 1957 Glendale, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
  • Cenotaph Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 7771742

American Biochemist and Nobel Prize Recipient. Born in Prague, she and her husband 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.

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  • Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 17 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7771742
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori (15 Aug 1896–26 Oct 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7771742, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .