Emanuel Margoliash

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Emanuel Margoliash (February 10, 1920 – April 10, 2008) was a biochemist who spent much of his career studying the protein cytochrome c. He is best known for his work on molecular evolution; with Walter Fitch, he devised Fitch-Margoliash method for constructing evolutionary trees based on protein sequences. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Margoliash earned an M.D. from the American University of Beirut. He served as an Israeli Army medical officer during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and subsequently held research positions at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem-Hadassah Medical School, the Nobel Institute Department of Biochemistry, the University of Utah College of Medicine, the McGill-Montreal General Hospital Research Institute, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Abbott Laboratories. From 1971 until his retirement in 1990, he was a professor at Northwestern University, where he became chair of the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Cell Biology.  ( Wikipedia article )


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