Albert L. Lehninger

Chemist, Academic

1917 – 1986

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Who was Albert L. Lehninger?

Albert Lester Lehninger was an American biochemist in the field of bioenergetics. He made fundamental contributions to the current understanding of metabolism at a molecular level. In 1948, he discovered, with Eugene P. Kennedy, that mitochondria are the site of oxidative phosphorylation in eukaryotes, which ushered in the modern study of energy transduction. He is the author of a number of classic texts, including: Biochemistry, The Mitochondrion, Bioenergetics and, most notably, his series Principles of Biochemistry. The latter is a widely used text for introductory biochemistry courses at the college and university levels.

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Born
Feb 17, 1917
Bridgeport
Also known as
  • Albert Lehninger
  • Albert Lester Lehninger
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Wesleyan University
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Biochemistry
    ( - 1942)
Employment
  • University of Chicago
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lived in
  • Bridgeport
  • Sparks
    ( - 1986/03/04)
Died
Mar 4, 1986
Baltimore

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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