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Charles Brenner
Born (1961-10-30)October 30, 1961
Nationality USA
Alma mater Wesleyan University (B.A.)
Stanford University (Ph.D)
Brandeis University (Post-Doctoral)
Known for Discovery and characterization of nicotinamide riboside as a vitamin
Awards William E.M. Lands Lectureship
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Beckman Young Investigators Award
Basil O'Connor Award from the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
New Investigator Award in the Pharmacological Sciences from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund
ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education
Mary Swartz Rose Senior Investigator Award from the American Society for Nutrition
Scientific career
Fields Enzymology
Institutions City of Hope National Medical Center
University of Iowa
Dartmouth Medical School
Thomas Jefferson University
Thesis Specificity and Activity of the Kex2 Protease: From Yeast Genetics to Enzyme Kinetics (1993)
Doctoral advisor Robert S. Fuller
Other academic advisors Gregory A. Petsko
Dagmar Ringe
Influences Arthur Kornberg

Charles Brenner born October 30, 1961 is the chair of the new Department of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope National Medical Center. He is a major contributor to work on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide metabolism, who discovered the eukaryotic nicotinamide riboside (NR) kinase pathway.

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