Zamecnik, Paul C.

Zamecnik, Paul C. (Charles)

(1912–  ) biochemist; born in Cleveland, Ohio. He performed research in Copenhagen (1939–40), returned to the U.S.A. for a fellowship at the Rockefeller Institute (1941–42), then joined Harvard (1942–79) in association with the Massachusetts General Hospital (1956–79). He won international acclaim for his research in protein synthesis, nucleic acid metabolism, and oncogenic (cancer-causing) RNA viruses. He became principal scientist at the Worcester (Mass.) Foundation for Experimental Biology (1979).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.