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Stephen J. Benkovic

Stephen James Benkovic (born April 20, 1938) is an American chemist. He is Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry at Penn State University. His research has focused on mechanistic enzymology and the discovery of enzyme inhibitors. He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1985.

Stephen James Benkovic
Born (1938-04-20)April 20, 1938 (age 83)
Alma materLehigh University, Cornell University, University of California, Santa Barbara
AwardsNational Medal of Science (2010)
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (2011)
Scientific career
Fieldsmechanistic enzymology, biochemistry
InstitutionsPenn State University
Academic advisorsThomas C. Bruice

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Early life and education

Benkovic was born in Orange, New Jersey. He earned his B.S. degree in chemistry and an A.B. degree in English literature from Lehigh University in 1960. He earned his PhD in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 1963.

Career

Benkovic was a postdoc at University of California, Santa Barbara. There he and his advisor Thomas C. Bruice developed bioorganic textbooks that focused on enzyme catalysis. He joined the chemistry department at Penn State University in 1965. There, he uses the T4 DNA polymerase as a model system to explain the proficiency of enzymes. He also uses the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase and the pathway for de novo purine biosynthesis to gain insights into enzymatic catalysis.

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Stephen J. Benkovic
Stephen J Benkovic Language Watch Edit Stephen James Benkovic born April 20 1938 is an American chemist He is Evan Pugh Professor and Eberly Chair in Chemistry at Penn State University 1 His research has focused on mechanistic enzymology and the discovery of enzyme inhibitors 2 He was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1985 3 4 Stephen James BenkovicBorn 1938 04 20 April 20 1938 age 83 Orange New JerseyAlma materLehigh University Cornell University University of California Santa BarbaraAwardsNational Medal of Science 2010 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences 2011 Scientific careerFieldsmechanistic enzymology biochemistryInstitutionsPenn State UniversityAcademic advisorsThomas C Bruice Contents 1 Biography 1 1 Early life and education 1 2 Career 2 Awards and distinctions 3 References 4 External linksBiography EditEarly life and education Edit Benkovic was born in Orange New Jersey He earned his B S degree in chemistry and an A B degree in English literature from Lehigh University in 1960 He earned his PhD in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 1963 5 Career Edit Benkovic was a postdoc at University of California Santa Barbara There he and his advisor Thomas C Bruice developed bioorganic textbooks that focused on enzyme catalysis He joined the chemistry department at Penn State University in 1965 There he uses the T4 DNA polymerase as a model system to explain the proficiency of enzymes 5 He also uses the enzyme dihydrofolate reductase and the pathway for de novo purine biosynthesis to gain insights into enzymatic catalysis Awards and distinctions Edit1984 Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 6 1985 Elected to the National Academy of Sciences 3 1998 Chemical Pioneer Award 7 2000 Christian B Anfinsen Award 2002 Elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society 8 2003 ASBMB Merck Award 2005 Nakanishi Prize 2009 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science 9 2010 Ralph F Hirschmann Award in Peptide Chemistry 3 2010 National Medal of Science 10 2011 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences 11 References Edit Benkovic Lab Benkovic Lab Retrieved 29 March 2010 Stephen Benkovic honored Huck Institute Retrieved 29 March 2010 a b c Stephen Benkovic Receives Hirschmann Award The Pennsylvania State University Retrieved 29 March 2010 Reports of the President and of the Treasurer 1975 a b Kresge Nicole Robert D Simoni Robert L Hill 29 October 2009 Investigations of the Inner Workings of T4 Polymerase the Work of Stephen J Benkovic PDF The Journal of Biological Chemistry The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc 284 42 e17 318 doi 10 1016 S0021 9258 20 38291 0 Book of Members 1780 2010 Chapter B PDF American Academy of Arts and Sciences Retrieved June 13 2011 Chemical Pioneer Award American Institute of Chemists Retrieved 30 November 2015 Stephen J Benkovic Penn State Department of Chemistry Retrieved 9 February 2011 2009 Franklin Institute Awards The Franklin Institute Retrieved 29 March 2010 President Obama awards chemists National Medals of Science amp Technology amp Innovation American Chemical Society November 16 2010 Retrieved 8 February 2011 National Academy of Sciences 2011 NAS Award Recipients National Academy of Sciences Archived from the original on 4 June 2011 Retrieved 8 February 2011 External links EditStreet Corner Science with Stephen Benkovic Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Stephen J Benkovic amp oldid 1031966785, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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