Andrew Victor Schally

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Schally, Andrew Victor


Born Nov. 30, 1926 in Vilno, Poland. American physician.

Schally graduated from McGill University in Canada in 1955. He served as an assistant in biochemistry at the National Institute of Medical Research in London from 1949 to 1952 and worked in the psychiatry department of McGill University in Montreal from 1952 to 1957. He has lived in the United States since 1957. Schally was an assistant professor of physiology and biochemistry at the college of medicine at Baylor University in Houston from 1957 to 1962. In 1962 he became chief of the polypeptide and endocrinology laboratory of a hospital in New Orleans. He was an adjunct professor of medicine at a university in New Orleans from 1962 to 1967, becoming a professor in 1967.

Schally’s work has been devoted mainly to the isolation from the hypothalamus of releasing hormones, in particular, the luteinizing hormone-releasing factor and the thyrotropin-releasing factor. He studies the substances’ structure, synthesis, and clinical use.

Schally won a Nobel Prize in 1977 jointly with R. Guillemin and R. S. Yalow.


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