James B. Sumner

James B. Sumner

Fellow: Awarded 1937

Field of Study: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-19-1887

Died: 08-12-1955

Website: http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1946/sumner-bio.html

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:

SUMNER, JAMES BATCHELLER:  Appointed for determination of molecular weights of certain enzymes and crystalline proteins; tenure, five months from September 4, 1937.

Born November 19, 1887, at Canton, Massachusetts. Education:  Harvard University, A.B., 1910, A.M., 1913, Ph.D., 1914. C. R. B. Fellow, University of Brussels, 1921-22.; studies at University of Stockholm, 1929–30.

Acting Professor of Chemistry, 1911, Mt. Allison College; Assistant in Chemistry, 1911–12, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry, 1914–29, Professor, 1929—, Cornell University.

Publications:  Articles in Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Comptes rendus, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, Naturwissenschaften, Berichte der Deutschen Chemischen Gesselschaft, Zeitschrift fü physiologische Chemie, Science, Ergebnisse der Enzymforschung, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Biochemical Journal, Journal of Nutrition, Journal of Immunology, Annual Review of Biochemistry, Enzymologia, Journal of Bacteriology.


Nobel Prize, Chemistry, 1946