Stanford Moore

About Stanford Moore

Who is it?: Biochemist
Birth Day: September 04, 1913
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, US, United States
Died On: August 23, 1982 (1982-08-24) (aged 68)\nNew York City
Birth Sign: Libra
Alma mater: Vanderbilt University University of Wisconsin–Madison
Known for: ribonuclease
Awards: Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1972
Fields: biochemistry
Institutions: Rockefeller University

Stanford Moore


Stanford Moore is Biochemist born on September 04, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, US, United States. Stanford Moore was an American biochemist who was jointly awarded the ‘Nobel Prize in Chemistry’ in 1972 along with two other American biochemists, William Howard Stein and Christian B. Anfinsen for his contribution in the research work at ‘Rockefeller University’ regarding the structure of ribonuclease, a type of nuclease, and also for comprehending association of the ribonuclease molecule’s chemical structure with that of its catalytic activity.

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Moore attended Peabody Demonstration School, now known as University School of Nashville, and in 1935 graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Sigma. He earned his doctorate in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1938. Moore then joined the staff of the Rockefeller Institute, later Rockefeller University, where he spent his entire professional career, with the exception of a period of government Service during World War II. He became Professor of Biochemistry in 1952.


In 1958 he and william H. Stein developed the first automated amino acid analyzer, which facilitated the determination of protein sequences. In 1959 Moore and Stein announced the first determination of the complete amino acid sequence of an enzyme, ribonuclease, work which was cited in the Nobel award. He never married.

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