Christian B. Anfinsen

Christian Boehmer Anfinsen Jr. (March 26, 1916 – May 14, 1995)[1] was an American biochemist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Stanford Moore and William Howard Stein for work on ribonuclease, especially concerning the connection between the amino acid sequence and the biologically active conformation (see Anfinsen's dogma).[2][3]

Christian B. Anfinsen
Anfinsen in 1969
Christian Boehmer Anfinsen Jr.

March 26, 1916
DiedMay 14, 1995(1995-05-14) (aged 79)
Alma mater
Known forRibonuclease, Anfinsen's dogma
  • Florence Kenenger
    (m. 1941; div. 1978)
  • Libby Shulman Ely
    (m. 1979)
Children3 with Kenenger, 4 stepchildren with Ely
AwardsNobel Prize in Chemistry (1972)
Scientific career
ThesisQuantitative histochemical studies of the retina (1943)
Doctoral advisorAlbert Baird Hastings

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