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Biographical Memoirs: Volume 63
as well as investigating the metabolism of the human tumor. These experiments led to some interesting results but not much of any practical interest. He soon came to the conclusion that although the athymic mouse colony was important in a number of studies, they didn't seem to lend themselves to the treatment of human cancer.
Nate was still working in the broad area of immobilized enzymes, athymic mice, and chemotherapeutic agents at the time of his death.
THE QUOTATIONS BY William Allison, Morris Friedkin, Martin Kamen, H. A. Barker, David Greenberg, Mary Ellen Jones, and W. P. Jencks were taken from a memorial publication dedicated to Nate, and appeared in Analytical Biochemistry 161:229–44, 1987.
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
PROFESSIONAL (ACADEMIC) POSITIONS
Assistant Biochemist, University of California, Berkeley
Research Chemist, Manhattan Project
Associate Research Biochemist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Biology, McCollum–Pratt Institute, The Johns Hopkins University
Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
Professor, The Johns Hopkins University
Professor of Biochemistry and Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
Professor of Chemistry, University of California, San Diego