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Paul K. Stumpf

Born: Feb 23, 1919

Death: Feb 10, 2007

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Paul K. Stumpf

Date of Birth : Feb 23, 1919
Date of Death : Feb 10, 2007
Birth Place : New York City

Paul K. Stumpf was an American biochemist, "a world leader in the field of plant biochemistry" according to the National Academy of Sciences and the University of California. Specifically the University of California said that "Stumpf pioneered the study of the biochemistry of lipids in plants". Stumpf was chairman of the department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a recipient of the following distinctions and awards: 1978: elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences 1975: elected a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences 1974: the Stephen Hales Prize from the American Society of Plant Physiologists 1980: President of the American Society of Plant Physiologists 1986-1990: chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Society of Plant Physiologists 1992: the Charles Reid Barnes Life Membership the American Society of Plant Physiologists the Lipid Chemistry Prize from the American Oil Chemists Society Senior Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany twice a Guggenheim Fellow.

Also known as


  • Paul Karl Stumpf

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
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