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Dr. Peter Albersheim

Male 1934 - 2017  (83 years)


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  • Name Peter Albersheim  [1
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 30 Mar 1934  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _UID 8E2E4D09056B4901AFE5762342D5A204B6F2 
    Died 23 Jul 2017  [3
    Person ID I16916  My Family Tree | Mergentheimer Family Branch
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2019 

    Father Walter Julius Albersheim, Jr.,   b. 22 Apr 1897, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1981, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Alberta Greenberger,   b. 30 Sep 1906, New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1996, Alexandria, Independent Cities, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1929  New York, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F6232  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Dr. Ivana Gelineo 
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F6220  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joyce Elizabeth Johnson 
    Children 
     1. Renee Albersheim
     2. James Walter Albersheim
     3. Stephi Albersheim
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F6222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Peter Albersheim, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of Georgia (UGA), has passed away after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his wife Ivana, his first wife Joyce & their son James Walter, & daughters Renée & Stephi, his grandchildren Anthony Peter & Katie Lynn, & his sister Anne Gertrude. Peter received his B.S. in plant pathology in 1956 from Cornell University & his Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1959 from the California Institute of Technology. He & Dr. Alan Darvill founded the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center(CCRC) in September 1985. Dr. Albersheim spent 21 years as a professor of biochemistry in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, prior to coming to the University of Georgia.

      Dr. Darvill & Dr. Albersheim co-directed the CCRC as well as their combined research teams. Peter Albersheim was also co-director of the Department of Energy-funded Center for Plant & Microbial Complex Carbohydrates. From 1990 to 2002, he was director of the National Institutes of Health-supported Resource Center for Biomedical Complex Carbohydrates. Dr. Albersheim was the 1973 recipient of the Charles A. Shull award of the American Society of Plant Physiologists & in 1984 of the Kenneth A. Spencer award of the American Chemical Society. He was a frequently invited speaker to special symposia, meetings of scientific societies, & to civic, commercial, & academic organizations in the U.S and around the world. There will be a celebration for family and friends which will be announced at a later date.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1404] Kirsten Rose.

    2. [S1968] New York City, Births, 1910-1965, ancestry.com.

    3. [S1060] Obituary, for Peter (Reliability: 3).