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Emeritus Faculty Emanuel Margoliash Dies at Age 88

April 29, 2008
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Emanuel Margoliash, 88, of Glencoe, professor emeritus of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology at Northwestern University, died April 10. A graveside service was held at Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Dr. Margoliash, who served as chair of the department and was appointed the first Owen L. Coon Professor of Molecular Biology, joined the Northwestern faculty in 1971 and retired in 1990.

The author of approximately 300 scientific papers, he developed fundamental insight into the process of metabolism, protein mechanism and evolution of the metabolic pathways, studying the protein Cytochrome c.

His scholarship was recognized with appointments to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Mr. Margoliash, who received his M.D. degree from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, served as a medical officer in the Israeli Army in the 1948 War of Independence, was acting head of the Cancer Research Laboratories at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem. He also worked at the Nobel Institute Department of Biochemistry, the University of Utah College of Medicine, the McGill-Montreal General Hospital Research Institute and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He was a senior research fellow at Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sima. He is survived by two sons, Reuben and Daniel. Donations may be made to The Jewish United Fund, 30 S. Wells, Chicago, 60606.
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