CORI, GERTY THERESA

CORI, GERTY THERESA (née Radnitz; 1896–1957), Nobel laureate in medicine and physiology. Cori was born in Prague, where she graduated in medicine from the German University in 1920. That year she married her fellow student and lifelong scientific collaborator, Carl Cori, and converted to Catholicism from Judaism. The Coris joined the staff of the New York State Institute for the Study of Malignant Disease in Buffalo, New York (1922–31), before moving to Washington University, St. Louis, in 1931 where she was professor of biochemistry from 1947 until her death. The Coris became U.S. citizens in 1928. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1947 (shared with Bernardo Houssay) for their work on carbohydrate metabolism in which they discovered how glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, and broken down to glucose as an energy source (a process termed the Cori cycle). They also described the effects of insulin and other hormones on glucose metabolism. The Coris' honors included election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. (Michael Denman (2nd ed.)

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  • Cori,Gerty Theresa Radnitz — Co·ri (kôrʹē, kōrʹē), Gerty Theresa Radnitz. 1896 1957. Czech born American biochemist. She shared a 1947 Nobel Prize with her husband, Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896 1984), and Bernardo A. Houssay for discovering the intermediate steps in glycogen… …   Universalium

  • Cori , Gerty Theresa Radnitz — (1896–1957) Czech–American biochemist Gerty Radnitz was born in the Czech capital of Prague and graduated from the Medical School there in 1920, the year in which she married her lifelong collaborator Carl Cori. She moved with him to America,… …   Scientists

  • Medizinnobelpreis 1947: Carl Ferdinand Cori — Gerty Theresa Cori — Bernardo Alberto Houssay —   Das amerikanische Ehepaar wurde für die Entdeckung des Ablaufs der katalytischen Umwandlung von Glycogen, der Argentinier für die Entdeckung der Bedeutung der Hormone des Hypophysenvorderlappens für den Zuckerstoffwechsel geehrt.    Biografien… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gerty Theresa Cori — Gerty Cori Gerty Theresa Cori (geborene Radnitz) (* 15. August 1896 in Prag; † 26. Oktober 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri) war eine böhmisch amerikanische Biochemikerin und Nobelpreisträgerin. Leben Gerty Cori war die älteste Tochter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Gerty Theresa Cori — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Cori. Gerty Cori. Gerty Theresa Cori (15 août 1896 à Prague – 26 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gerty Theresa Cori — nacida el 15 de agosto de 1893 en Praga, Checoslovaquia. En 1914 se matrículó en la Universidad Alemana de Praga, y en 1920 obtuvo el dooctorado, en ese mismo a año se casó con Carl Ferdinand Cori. El matrimonio emigró a Estados Unidos en 1922.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Gerty T. Cori — Gerty Cori Gerty Theresa Cori (geborene Radnitz) (* 15. August 1896 in Prag; † 26. Oktober 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri) war eine böhmisch amerikanische Biochemikerin und Nobelpreisträgerin. Leben Gerty Cori war die älteste Tochter …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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