Anfinsen, Christian B.
- Josh McIlvain
Anfinsen, Christian B. (26 March 1916–14 May 1995), biochemist and Nobel laureate, was born Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, Jr., in Monessen, Pennsylvania, the son of Christian Boehmer Anfinsen, a mechanical engineer, and Sophie Rasmussen Anfinsen. Both parents were from Bergen, Norway, and taught Christian Jr. Norwegian customs and language. The family lived in Charleroi, a small town near Pittsburgh, until the 1920s when they moved to Philadelphia....