|Name:||Vincent Du Vigneaud|
|Birth Day:||May 18, 1901|
|Death Date:||Dec 11, 1978 (age 77)|
American biochemist who won the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for isolating, identifying, and synthesizing oxytocin. Vincent Du Vigneaud spent his career researching sulfur, proteins, and peptides.
As per our current Database, Vincent Du Vigneaud died on Dec 11, 1978 (age 77).
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Vincent Du Vigneaud studied chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Du Vigneaud graduated from Schurz High School in 1918. He began studying chemistry at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was influenced by lectures of Carl Shipp Marvel. After receiving his M.S. in 1924 he joined DuPont.
He married Zella Zon Ford on June 12, 1924. Restarting his academic career in 1925, he joined the group of John R. Murlin at the University of Rochester for his Ph.D thesis. He graduated in 1927 with his work, The Sulfur in Insulin.
He joined Alpha Chi Sigma while at the University of Illinois in 1930.
He next went to George Washington University Medical School in Washington, D.C. in 1932 and to Cornell Medical College in New York City in 1938, where he stayed until his emeritation in 1967. Following that retirement, he held a position at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
In 1974 he suffered from a stroke which ended his academic career. One year after his wife's death in 1977, he died.
Currently, Vincent Du Vigneaud is 121 years, 6 months and 10 days old. Vincent Du Vigneaud will celebrate 122nd birthday on a Thursday 18th of May 2023.
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