Donald B. Melville

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University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, United States 
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Biochemistry
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Donald Melville, PhD ’39, Chemistry (H. Carter), professor emeritus of biochemistry at the medical colleges of the University of Vermont and Cornell University, died on May 15, 2003 in Burlington, VT, at the age of 89. Dr. Melville worked at Weill Cornell Medical College from 1939-1960, under fellow SCS alumnus Vincent du Vigneaud. Dr. du Vigneaud and his team were awarded the 1955 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the isolation of the hormones oxytocin and vasopressin. Dr. Melville served as the chair of the Biochemistry Department at the University of Vermont College of Medicine from 1960 until his retirement in 1979.

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Herbert E. Carter grad student 1939 UIUC
 (The synthesis and metabolism of certain hydroxybetaines related to choline)
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MELVILLE DB, LUDWIG ML, INAMINE E, et al. (1959) Transmethylation in the biosynthesis of ergothionelne. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 234: 1195-8
MELVILLE DB, EICH S, LUDWIG ML. (1957) The biosynthesis of ergothioneine. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 224: 871-7
MELVILLE DB, HORNER WH, OTKEN CC, et al. (1955) Studies on the origin of ergothioneine in animals. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 213: 61-8
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