Robert GuthrieBorn: 1916
Robert Guthrie is widely recognized for the development of simple screening tests that detect PKU (phenylketonuria) (1961) and other inherited metabolic diseases in newborn infants.
Robert Guthrie was born 1916 in Marionville, Missouri, earned his B.A. in Premedical Studies, B.S. in Medical Science, and B.M. in Medicine from the University of Minnesota (1941-1944), his M.S. in Bacteriology and Biochemistry from the University of Maine (1942), and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Bacteriology and Biochemistry from the University of Minnesota (1945, 1946).
Prior to his arrival at the University at Buffalo in 1958, Robert Guthrie was professor and chairman of the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at the University of Kansas (1949-1950), assistant in the Department of Chemotherapy at the Sloan-Kettering Institute (1951-1954), principal cancer research scientist at Roswell Park Memorial Institute (1954-1958) and research scientist in the Division of Experimental Biology and Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
Robert Guthrie began his career at the University at Buffalo as research associate professor of pediatrics (1958-1971). Here, he also held the positions of professor of microbiology (1970-1974), research professor of pediatrics (1971-1974) and professor of pediatrics and microbiology (1974-1986).
Affiliation(s): Microbiology and Immunology, Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Record Group(s): 19, 19
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