Carl Ferdinand Cori

Carl Ferdinand Cori

Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 20 Oct 1984 (aged 87)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Ashes buried in an unmarked grave in Memorial Grounds
Memorial ID 8202043 · View Source
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Nobel Prize Laureate Medical Pioneer. He and his wife Gerty Cori received the Nobel prize for their research that led to the isolation and synthesis of phosphorylase, an enzyme that is involved in the conversion of glycogen to sugar in the body. Besides the Nobel, he received many other prizes, including the Albert Lasker Award in 1946, the Sugar Research Award of the National Science Fund in 1947 and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1947. The Coris came to the United States from Czechoslovakia in 1922 and worked together as a research team. He was associated with the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri for many years. After the death of his first wife in 1957, he remarried in 1960. After his retirement, he moved to Cambridge, where he was visiting professor of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Ferdinand Cori (5 Dec 1896–20 Oct 1984), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8202043, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .