Harland G. Wood
Harland Goff Wood (September 2, 1907 – September 12, 1991) was an American biochemist notable for proving in 1935 that animals, humans and bacteria utilized carbon dioxide. Wood was a recipient of the National Medal of Science. Wood was on the President's Science Advisory Committee under Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon. Wood was also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the Biochemical Society of Japan. He was also first director of the Department of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine and Dean of Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.
- 1907: born in Delavan, MN, to Inez Goff and William Clark Wood
- 1931: B.A., Macalester College
- 1935: Ph.D. Iowa State University
- 1936-1943: taught Bacteriology at Iowa State University
- 1943-1946: taught Physiology at the University of Minnesota
- 1946-67: director of the Department of Biochemistry at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
- The Journal of Biological Chemistry;The Discovery of Heterotrophic Carbon Dioxide Fixation by Harland G. Wood;Nicole Kresge,Robert D. Simoni,Robert L. Hill
- National Academy of Sciences;National Academies Press:Biographical Memoirs:Harland Goff Wood;By David A. Goldthwait and Richard W. Hanson
- WOOD, HARLAND GOFF - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
- Singleton, R. Jr. 1998. "A passion for the laboratory: Harland Goff Wood and American Biochemistry." CenterViews (CWRU: Center for Biomedical Ethics), Winter 97/98: 1 & 5 - 6
- Singleton, R. Jr. "Wood, Harland Goff" in New Dictionary of Scientific Biography (Noretta Koertge, Editor), New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (In press, 2007).