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Gerty Cori

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Industry: Scientists
Residence: Prague
Country: United States
BirthDay: 15 August 1896
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: October 26, 1957
Education: Charles University in Prague

Gerty Cori was bornon 15 August 1896 in Prague, American, is Biochemist. Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori is the first woman in America to win the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, an honour she shared with her fellow researcher and spouse Carl F. Cori. Born in Prague, she was home-schooled till the age of ten, after which she was admitted to Lyceum for girls. After her graduation she studied at Tetschen Realgymnasium after qualifying the University’s entrance examination. She entered the Medical School in the University of Prague and received her doctorate in Medicine. Then she spent two years in Carolinen Children’s Hospital, before moving to America along with her husband Carl. After working together in Buffalo, she joined him as a Research Associate when he moved to St. Loius. Later she was made a Professor of Biochemistry there. When they were in Roswell, they were discouraged to work together, but that did not stop them from their scientific endeavours which is proven by the fifty papers they published together in Roswell. The Coris had collaborated on research work from their student days as they had a mutual interest in preclinical sciences. They researched on how sugar or glucose is metabolised. The Cori cycle which explained the movement of energy in the body was the ground breaking theory for which they got the Nobel Prize.


On 26th of October in the year 1957, she died of renal failure


In 1947, they won the Nobel Prize, and two months later, Gerty rose to the rank of professor of Biological Chemistry


In 1946, when Carl attained the position of chair in the new biochemistry department, Gerty was first offered the position of Professor, a position later consolidated after she became a Nobel Prize winner


In 1943, Gerty was appointed as the Associate Professor of Research Biological Chemistry


In 1931, Carl took the position of Chairman in the Department of Pharmacology at ‘Washington University School of Medicine’


In 1929, the scientific couple came up with the theory which later prompted the nomination for Nobel Prize


They went to United States, in the break of war and got citizenship in the year 1928


In 1922, they moved to Buffalo, where Carl was offered a position at the ‘State Institute for the Study of Malignant Diseases’


Gerty was accepted in the ‘Medical School’ in the ‘University of Prague’, and in 1920, she received the Doctorate in Medicine


In 1912 she graduated and studied for the qualifying examination to enrol in the University


Till the age of ten she was home schooled, and in 1906, she went to a Lyceum for girls


Gerty, a Jewish was born on 15th of August, in 1896, in Prague

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