Thressa Stadtman (seated, mid), with Richard Hendler (standing, left), Christian Anfinsen (right), Juanita Cook (seated, left), and Barbara Wright (right)
February 12, 1920
Sterling, New York
|Spouse||Earl Reece Stadtman|
Thressa Campbell Stadtman (born February 12, 1920) is an American biochemist, notable for her discovery of selenocysteine, and her research on selenoproteins and bioenergetics. In addition she made significant advances in amino acid metabolism, enzymes dependent on vitamin B12, and the biochemistry of microbes.
In 1920, she was born in Sterling, New York. In 1940, she graduated from Cornell University, with a B.S. in Microbiology, and in 1942, with a M.S. in Microbiology and Nutrition. In 1949, she graduated from University of California, Berkeley, with a Ph.D. in Microbial Biochemistry. Her Thesis was " Studies on Methane Fermentations".
She was the wife of Earl Reece Stadtman whom she met when they were both graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley. The both were hired by what was then the National Heart Institute in 1950 becoming the first husband-and-wife team at the National Institutes of Health. They both oversaw their own biochemistry labs and collaborated closely. In 2005, they were both honored by the NIH with an exhibit titled "The Stadtman Way: A Tale of Two Biochemists at NIH."
Stadtman was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1981.
- "Curriculum Vitae- Thressa Campbell Stadtman" (PDF). Retrieved 14 September 2015.
- Stadtman, Thressa C. (March 8, 1974). "Selenium Biochemistry" (PDF). Science. American Association for the Advancement of Science. 183 (4128): 916–922. doi:10.1126/science.183.4128.915. PMID 4605100. Retrieved 16 November 2014.
- Bowman, John (1995). The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (first ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521402583.
- Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb (January 13, 2008). "Earl R. Stadtman, 88; Revered Biochemist, Mentor at NIH". Washington Post.
- The Stadtman Way:A Tale of two biochemists at NIH
- Rossiter, Margaret W. (2012). Women Scientists in America: Forging a New World Since 1972. Women Scientists in America. 3. Johns Hopkins University Press (published February 21, 2012). p. 257. ISBN 978-1421403632.