Louis M. Kunkel

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Louis Martens Kunkel (born October 13, 1949) is an American geneticist and member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). His father (Henry G. Kunkel) and grandfather (Louis O. Kunkel) were also scientists and NAS members.[1] Kunkel came from a Lutheran background and attended Lutheran schools in youth. He later graduated from Gettysburg College in 1971.[2] He obtained his PhD from Johns Hopkins University.[3] He is noted for discovering dystrophin,[4][5] which is relevant to muscular dystrophy research.[6]

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  1. ^ Natvig, Jacob V.; Capra, J. Donald (2006). "Henry G. Kunkel. 1916-1983" (PDF). Biographical Memoirs. Washington D.C.: National Academy of Sciences. pp. 2–19.
  2. ^ Gitschier J. "2004 William Allan Award Address. Introductory speech for Louis Kunk". Am J Hum Genet. 76: 203–4. PMC 1196362. PMID 15714694.
  3. ^ Boston Children's Hospital
  4. ^ Hoffman EP, Brown RH, Kunkel LM (1987). "Dystrophin: the protein product of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy locus". Cell. 51 (6): 919–28. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(87)90579-4. PMID 3319190.
  5. ^ Bloomberg profile
  6. ^ Discovery Could Speed Diagnoses of Dystrophy by HAROLD M. SCHMECK Jr. published in the May 26, 1988 issue of The New York Times
  7. ^ Royal Society list of Past Winners
  8. ^ The Gairdner Foundation page on Louis M. Kunkel
  9. ^ E. Mead Johnson Award - Past Recipients page
  10. ^ William Allan Award at Past ASHG Award Recipients
  11. ^ MARCH OF DIMES PRIZE IN DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY RECIPIENT LIST (pdf)

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