Richard Wolfenden

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Richard Wolfenden
Born (1935-05-17) May 17, 1935 (age 83)
Oxford, England[1]
Nationality United States
Alma mater Princeton University, Oxford University, Rockefeller University
Known for Enzyme kinetics
Scientific career
Fields Biochemistry

Richard Vance Wolfenden (born May 17, 1935) is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[2][3] He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.[4][5] His research involves the kinetics of enzymatic reactions,[2] and his laboratory has made significant contributions to the understanding of catalytic rate enhancements.[6]


Wolfenden earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University (1956) and Oxford University (1958). He earned his Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University in 1964 (then known as the Rockefeller Institute).[2]


Wolfenden initially taught at Princeton University, but in 1970 he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina as associate professor of biochemistry. He became full professor in 1973.[5]


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  2. ^ a b c "Richard Wolfenden Faculty Page". Department of Chemistry/UNC Chapel Hill. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  3. ^ "Richard Wolfenden, Biochemistry and Biophysics". The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. 2009. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  4. ^ Taylor, Edith (May 1, 2002). "National Academy of Sciences Elects New Members and Associates". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  5. ^ a b Lynch, Brendan (2 September 2009). "Celebrated researcher Richard Wolfenden to explain how enzymes make life thrive". The University of Kansas. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Enzyme importance reinforced". Scientist Live, Setform Limited. 2008. Retrieved 30 December 2009.

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