Collection FC175 - Sidney F. Velick Papers


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Sidney F. Velick Papers



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Sidney F. Velick earned his PhD in biological chemistry from the University of Michigan in 1938. After post-doctoral research at Johns Hopkins and Yale University, he joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Chemistry at Washington University School of Medicine in 1945. In 1964 he accepted the position of chair of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Utah, School of Medicine, a position he held until 1978. As Professor Emeritus he pursued research interests in the University's Howard Hughes Institute of Genetics in the Department of Biology.

Among his honors are the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Award, West Germany in 1973, Distinguished Research Award at the University of Utah in 1976 and in 1981 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, the latter among the highest honors granted to American scientists. He was also executive editor of Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics and served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

*Source: Salt Lake Tribune, January 25, 2008

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  • English

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  • Latin

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