Cori, Carl F.

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Cori, Carl F.

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  • Cori, Carl F. (Carl Ferdinand)

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  • Carl Ferdinand Cori

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1896-1984

History

Carl Ferdinand Cori was born in 1896 in Prague (then located in the Austro-Hungarian Empire), the son of a noted Austrian biologist. Cori began medical study in his native city, but this was interrupted by military service in World War I, during which he served as a medic on the Italian front. While a student again after the war, he became engaged to a classmate, Gerty Theresa Radnitz. The two were married in Vienna in 1920 shortly after receiving their medical degrees. Both chose research careers, but it proved very difficult to find suitable positions in war-impoverished Austria. In 1922, the Coris emigrated to the United States, where Carl took a position in Buffalo, at the State Institute for the Study of Malignant Disease (now Roswell Park Memorial Institute).

In 1931, Cori was appointed professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He would later switch departments and become professor and chair of the department of Biochemistry in 1946. Working with his wife Gerty, the Coris most notable contribution to science was their series of discoveries that elucidated the pathway of glycogen breakdown in animal cells and the enzymic basis of its regulation, now known as the Cori Cycle.

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Cori, Tom

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Cori, Tom

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Cori, Carl F.

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Cori, Gerty T. (1896-1957)

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Cori, Gerty T.

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Cori, Carl F.

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Created December 16, 2019 2:11 PM
Revised May 22, 2020

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  1. Carl Ferdinand Cori, Honorary Doctor of Science Diploma, Boston University, 1948,VC143233, Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis. https://beckerarchives.wustl.edu/VC143-i143233
  2. C. F. Cori, Back row, 2nd from left, Group portrait of the staff of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, ca. 1932, New York. Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis. https://beckerarchives.wustl.edu/uploads/r/Bernard-Becker-Medical-Library-Archives/8/b/3/8b377561b2c8797f173b0e3215b2fa8f03ba7da468add129a4e10342ca7cc104/VC143167c.jpg
  3. Carl F. Cori och Gerty T. Cori, Nobel Prize Diploma, 1947. Bernard Becker Medical Library Archives, Washington University in St. Louis. https://beckerarchives.wustl.edu/uploads/r/Bernard-Becker-Medical-Library-Archives/8/8/8/88825e2d3757d118c611f4b6cb45fb2522d464a2cba5360f4d8acae3dd130755/VC143236.jpg

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