Gerty Theresa Cori, first Woman to receive Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

First Woman presented the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was in 1947

Gerty Theresa Cori, Czech-born American researcher of Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, was presented with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1947, she shared this award with her husband Carl Ferdinand Cori.

Quote: “for their discovery of the course of the catalytic conversion of glycogen.”

Additional Information:

  • Gerty Cori: Biographical
    Gerty Theresa Cori, née Radnitz, was born in Prague on August 15th, 1896. She received her primary education at home before entering a Lyceum for girls in 1906; she graduated in 1912 and studied for the University entrance examination, which she took and passed at the Tetschen Realgymnasium in 1914.
  • Gerty Cori: Facts
    Gerty Radnitz was born in Prague in what was then Austria-Hungary. She received her PhD in medicine from the German University of Prague’s Medical School in 1920 and married classmate Carl Cori later that same year.
  • Gerty Cori: Nobel Lecture – PDF
    Polysaccharide phosphorylase is characterized as an enzyme which can break or make an a-I-4-glucosidic bond at the termination (non-reducing end) of a glycogen or starch chain.
  • Gerty Cori: Nominations
    Nominated on 2 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Gerty Cori: Photo Gallery of
    5 Photos
  • Gerty Cori – Wikipedia
    Gerty Theresa Cori (née Radnitz; August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957) was a Czech-American biochemist who became the third woman—and first American woman—to win a Nobel Prize in science, and the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • Gerty Theresa Cori — Wikipédia – FRENCH
    Gerty Theresa Cori (née le 15 août 1896 à Prague – décédée le 26 octobre 1957 à Saint-Louis, Missouri, États-Unis), née Radnitz, est une biochimiste américaine d’origine austro-hongroise1.
  • Gerty Theresa Cori (1896-1957) – American Chemical Society
    The Cori Cycle — the process of sugar metabolism — is named after husband-and-wife team Gerty Theresa Cori and Carl Ferdinand Cori (1896-1984), the couple responsible for helping us understand how cells use food and convert it to energy through a cyclical process in the muscles.
  • Carl and Gerty Cori and Carbohydrate Metabolism – American …
    In brilliant collaboration, Carl and Gerty Cori studied how the body metabolizes glucose and advanced the understanding of how the body produces and stores energy. Their findings were particularly useful in the development of treatments for diabetes.
  • Gerty Theresa Cori – Biography, Facts and Pictures – Famous Scientists
    The name of Gerty Theresa Cori is acknowledged among the greatest women achievers of the 20th century. This American biologist is known for her discoveries in biochemistry, especially carbohydrate metabolism.
  • Changing the Face of Medicine | Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori
    Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori and her husband, Dr. Carl Cori, were the first married couple to receive a Nobel Prize in science. Gerty Cori was only the third woman ever to win a Nobel Prize, and was the first woman in America to do so.
  • Gerty Theresa Cori | Jewish Women’s Archive
    In the radio series This I Believe, Gerty Cori, the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel prize, which she shared with her husband and lifelong collaborator, Carl Cori (1896–1984) in 1947, stated, “Honesty, which stands mostly for intellectual integrity, courage and kindness are still the virtues I admire, though with advancing years the emphasis has been slightly shifted and kindness seem more important to me than in my youth. The love for and dedication to one’s work seem to me to be the basis for happiness.”
  • Carl Ferdinand Cori and Gerty Theresa Cori | Chemical Heritage …
    The Coris identified the cyclical process that muscle cells use to make and store energy. Understanding this process of sugar metabolism is particularly important for treating diabetes.
Date:
      1947
Name(s):
      Gerty Theresa Cori
Occupation:
      Researcher

Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori

About:

Born:
      August 15, 1896, Prague, Czech Republic
Died:
      October 26, 1957, Glendale, Missouri, United States
Spouse:
      Carl Ferdinand Cori (m. 1920)
Parents:
      Otto Radnitz, Martha Neustadt


Additional Information: Carl Cori

  • Carl Cori: Biographical
    Carl Ferdinand Cori was born in Prague on December 5th, 1896. His father, Dr. Carl I. Cori, was Director of the Marine Biological Station in Trieste, and it was here that young Carl spent his childhood.
  • Carl Cori: Facts
    Carl Cori was born in Prague in what was then Austria-Hungary. He received his PhD in medicine from the German University of Prague’s Medical School in 1920 and married classmate Gerty Radnitz later that same year.
  • Carl Cori: Nobel Lecture
    Polysaccharide phosphorylase is characterized as an enzyme which can break or make an a-I-4-glucosidic bond at the termination (non-reducing end) of a glycogen or starch chain.
  • Carl Cori: Banquet Speech
    Your Royal Highnesses, your Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. May I express my deep gratitude for the signal honor conferred upon me by the award of the Nobel Prize.
  • Carl Cori: Nominations
    Nominated on 5 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Carl Cori: Photo Gallery of
    4 Photos

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