Biography of Julius Axelrod

Biography of Julius Axelrod

Julius Axelrod – biochemist, pharmacologist, who received the Nobel Prize in 1970, was born on May 30, 1912 in New York City.

At first, Axelrod received a bachelor’s degree from New York College. Then Julius took a serious interest in chemistry, worked in the laboratory, received a master’s degree in medicine from the University of New York.

A great influence on the scientist was given by Professor Brody, with whom Julius worked in the Department of Chemical Pharmacology of the National University. In 1955, in the biography of Julius Axelrod successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on the topic of research of stimulators of the human НС.

Axelrod studied the work of neurons, the isolation of enzymes, the transmission of nerve impulses. The main enzyme that the scientist researched was catechol-O-methyltransferases. Axelrod found that the amount of this enzyme in cells decreases under the influence of drugs, psychotropic drugs.

Axelrod received the Nobel Prize for his discoveries. In addition, in the biography of Axelrod, many awards and awards of national, international level were received.


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Biography of Julius Axelrod