Emanuel Margoliash Biochemist

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.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 10th, 1920
Date of death
April 10th, 2008 at age of 88
Places lived
Glencoe , Illinois
pop. 8,854 (2013)


1. American University of Beirut Colleges/University

- Doctor of Medicine / Medicine

The American University of Beirut (AUB); Arabic: الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت‎) is a private, independent university in Beirut, Lebanon. Degrees awarded at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are officially registered with the Board of Education in the State of New York.

Type Private university
Riad El Solh, Ras Beirut, 1107 2020 - Beirut, Beirut Governorate
Official web page www.aub.edu.lb
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Awards won

1982 Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Molecular & Cellular Biology
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Natural science


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