Bloch, Konrad Emil

Bloch, Konrad Emil, 1912–2000, American biochemist, b. Neisse, Germany (now Nysa, Poland). He became a U.S. citizen in 1944. Bloch was educated at Munich and at Columbia (Ph.D., 1938). He taught at Columbia and at the Univ. of Chicago (from 1946) before going to Harvard in 1954 he retired in 1982. He shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Feodor Lynen for discoveries concerning involving the synthesis of cholesterol by the body from acetic acid.

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