Vincent du Vigneaud Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Vincent du Vigneaud

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Biography Of Vincent du Vigneaud
Real Name Vincent du Vigneaud
Profession Biochemists
Famous as Biochemist
Nationality American
Personal life of Vincent du Vigneaud
Born on 18 May 1901
Birthday 18th May
Died At Age 77
Sun Sign Taurus
Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died on 11 December 1978
place of death Ithaca, New York, USA
Family Background of Vincent du Vigneaud
Father Alfred J. du Vigneaud
Mother Mary Theresa
Spouse/Partner Zella Zon
Children Vincent, Jr., Marilyn Renee Brown
Education University of Rochester
Awards Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (1948) Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1955) Willard Gibbs Award (1956)
Personal Fact of Vincent du Vigneaud

Vincent du Vigneaud was an American biochemist who was awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955 for isolating and synthesizing two hormones, oxytocin and vasopressin, both of which are classically considered to be associated with the posterior pituitary. While the former acts as a prime agent in effecting uterine contractions and lactation, the latter arouses blood pressure by contraction of arterioles and also stimulates water retention. The chemical structure of the two hormones were also analysed by him and his team. He was the first in the field to synthesize a protein hormone that is oxytocin.

He also achieved path-breaking success by synthesizing penicillin. His other scientific endeavours included identifying the chemical structure of the peptide hormone insulin and the sulfur-bearing biotin. Throughout his career he held several significant positions. He remained Head of the Biochemistry Department of the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. He served the Cornell University Medical College, New York City for almost three decades and held positions of Professor and Head of the Department of Biochemistry.

He also served Cornell University in Ithaca, New York as a Professor of Chemistry. Apart from the Nobel Prize he received several other awards and medals including Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research from the American Public Health Association in 1948 and the Passano Award from the Passano Foundation in 1955.

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