Judith Klinman

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Judith Klinman
Residence California, United States
Nationality American
Fields Biochemistry
Institutions University of California at Berkeley
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Notable awards National Medal of Science (2014)

Judith P. Klinman is an American chemist known for her work on enzyme catalysis. She earned her A.B. from University of Pennsylvania in 1962 and Ph.D. from the same university in 1966. She became the first female faculty member in the chemistry department in University of California, Berkeley. Her group has discovered that room temperature nuclear tunneling occurs among various enzymatic reactions, and clarified the dynamics of tunneling process through data analysis. They have also discovered the quino-enzymes.[1]

Honors and awards


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  2. "Mildred Cohn Award in Biological Chemistry". American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Retrieved 1 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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