WEINHOUSE, SIDNEY (1909–2001), U.S. biochemist. Weinhouse was born in Chicago and obtained his B.S. (1933) and Ph.D. (1936) in biochemistry from the University of Chicago. After postdoctoral studies in Chicago, he joined Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia (1947), becoming professor at (1950) and director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research (1963–75). His research interests concerned carbohydrate metabolism, leading him to discover the enzyme glucokinase and enzyme expression in cancers. Weinhouse was a lifelong gifted teacher, and his honors included election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1979).
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