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|Abstract||Joseph Logan Irvin was professor in the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1950-1978, and chairman of the Department of Biochemistry in the medical school, 1957-1978. Notes by Irvin, examinations, and other material relating to courses he taught and to his research interests. Topics include enzyme kinetics, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and potassium influx transport problems.|
|Creator||Irvin, Joseph Logan, 1913-1984.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
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Joseph Logan Irvin was born in Jacksonville, Florida, on 24 November 1913. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 1934 and his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1938. Irvin began his teaching career as an instructor in biochemistry at the School of Medicine, Wayne State University, in 1938, and held that position until 1941.
In 1941, Irvin became an assistant professor in physiological chemistry at the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. In 1950, Irvin became a full professor at the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as chairman of the Department of Biochemistry in the Medical School from 1957 to 1978, also holding the title of Kenan Professor of Biochemistry. Some of his research interests included regulation of nucleic acid synthesis, metabolism of histones, the biochemistry of spermatogensis, and cancer.
For further biographical information see American Men and Women of Science: Physical and Biological Sciences (1982).Back to Top
Notes by Irvin, examinations, and other material relating to courses he taught and to his research interests. Topics include enzyme kinetics, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and potassium influx transport problems.Back to Top
Arrangement: alphabetical by title of file.
Chiefly subject notes and copies of course examinations relating to Irvin's lecture courses and research interests.
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