Yellapragada Subbarao biography

Yellapragada Subbarao

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1895 – 1948

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Who was Yellapragada Subbarao?

Yellapragada Subbarao was an Indian biochemist who discovered the function of adenosine triphosphate as an energy source in the cell, and developed methotrexate for the treatment of cancer. Most of his career was spent in the United States. Despite his isolation of ATP, Subbarao was denied tenure at Harvard and remained without a green card throughout his life, though he would lead some of America's most important medical research during World War II.

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Born
Jan 12, 1895
Bhimavaram
Religion
  • Hindu
Ethnicity
  • Niyogi
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Madras Medical College
Died
Aug 9, 1948

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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