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Richard Wolfenden

Richard Wolfenden
Born (1935-05-17) May 17, 1935 (age 79)
Oxford, England[1]
Nationality United States
Fields Biochemistry
Alma mater Princeton University, Oxford University
Known for Enzyme kinetics

Richard Vance Wolfenden (born May 17, 1935) is an Alumni Distinguished Professor of chemistry, biochemistry and biophysics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.[2][3] He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2002.[4][5] His research involves the kinetics of enzymatic reactions,[2] and his laboratory has made significant contributions to the understanding of catalytic rate enhancements.[6]


Wolfenden earned his bachelors of arts degrees from Princeton University (1956) and Oxford University (1958). He earned his Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University in 1964 (then known as the Rockefeller Institute).[2]


Wolfenden initially taught at Princeton University, but in 1970 he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina as associate professor of biochemistry. He became full professor in 1973.[5]


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