Earl Reece Stadtman


Earl Reece Stadtman (November 15, 1919 – January 7, 2008)[1][2] was an American biochemist,[2][3] notable for his research of enzymes[4] and anaerobic bacteria.[5] Stadtman received the National Medal of Science from President Jimmy Carter in 1979 "for seminal contributions to understanding of the energy metabolism of anaerobic bacteria and for elucidation of major mechanisms whereby the rates of metabolic processes are finely matched to the requirements of the living cell."[5] Stadtman was chief of the Laboratory of Biochemistry at the National Heart Institute.[3] Stadtman was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences.[2]The Washington Post called Stadtman a "revered biochemist."[2] He was the husband of Thressa Stadtman, who discovered selenocysteine.



  1. ^ Curriculum Vitae on history.nih.gov
  2. ^ a b c d Washington Post: Earl R. Stadtman, 88; Revered Biochemist, Mentor at NIH; By Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb; Sunday, January 13, 2008
  3. ^ a b The Stadtman Way: A Tale of two biochemists at NIH
  4. ^ New York Times: Oxygen-Free Chamber Is Built To Spur Studies of Living Cells; By HAROLD M. SCHMECK Jr.; April 06, 1967
  5. ^ a b The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details; EARL REECE STADTMAN