Carl Ferdinand Cori

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Carl Ferdinand Cori 1947

Carl Ferdinand Cori (born December 5, 1896 in Prague , † October 20, 1984 in Cambridge (Massachusetts) ) was an Austrian / American pharmacologist and biochemist and Nobel Prize winner .


Cori came from an old Austrian family of scholars, was the son of the zoologist Carl Isidor Cori and attended high school in the then Austrian city of Trieste from 1904 to 1914 . He studied at the German University in Prague from 1915 to 1920, received his doctorate there in 1920 and, after completing his studies, worked as an assistant to Otto Loewi at the University of Vienna and also in Graz . In 1922 he emigrated to the USA , where he worked in St. Louis and Boston .

He , his wife Gerty Cori and Bernardo Alberto Houssay jointly received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1947 for their discovery of the course of the catalytic glycogen metabolism ( Cori cycle ) .

Awards (excerpt)


In 1940 Cori was elected to the National Academy of Sciences , 1947 to the American Philosophical Society, and 1948 to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences .

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Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. Michael Sachs: Cori, Carl Ferdinand. In: Werner E. Gerabek , Bernhard D. Haage, Gundolf Keil , Wolfgang Wegner (eds.): Enzyklopädie Medizingeschichte. De Gruyter, Berlin / New York 2005, ISBN 3-11-015714-4 , p. 272 ​​f.
  2. ^ Member History: Carl F. Cori. American Philosophical Society, accessed June 28, 2018 .
  3. ^ Members of the American Academy. Listed by election year, 1900-1949 ( PDF ). Retrieved October 11, 2015