William Howard Stein

William Howard Stein

William Howard Stein
Born (1911-06-25)June 25, 1911
Died February 2, 1980(1980-02-02) (aged 68)
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions Rockefeller University
Alma mater Harvard University, Columbia University
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1972)
Spouse Phoebe Hockstader (1936-1980; his death; 3 children)[1] (1913-1989)

William Howard Stein (June 25, 1911 – February 2, 1980) was an American biochemist.

Life and career

Stein was born and died in

  • Stein's Nobel Foundation biography
  • Stein's Nobel Lecture The Chemical Structures of Pancreatic Ribonuclease and Deoxyribonuclease

External links

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/1989/01/03/obituaries/phoebe-h-stein-75-health-care-advocate.html
  2. ^ http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/Stein_William.pdf
  3. ^ a b "Nobel Prize Autobiography, William Howard Stein". 


In 1958 he and Stanford Moore developed the first automated amino acid analyzer, which facilitated the determination of protein sequences. Stein remained at Rockefeller for his entire career, and held visiting professorships at Washington University at St. Louis, Haverford College, the University of Chicago and Harvard University.[3]

Stein won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972 with Christian Boehmer Anfinsen and Stanford Moore, for their work on ribonuclease and for their contribution to the understanding of the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the ribonuclease molecule.

[3], where much of his most important work was done.Rockefeller University at Max Bergmann. He was a subsequently a researcher under Columbia University and Harvard University, Phillips Exeter Academy He was educated at [2]