Goldstein, Joseph Leonard

Goldstein, Joseph Leonard

Goldstein, Joseph Leonard, 1940-, American molecular geneticist, b. Sumter, S.C., M.D. Univ. of Texas at Dallas, 1966. He worked as a biomedical researcher at the National Heart Institute (1968-70) and Washington Univ. (1970-72) before returning to the Southwestern Medical School of the Univ. of Texas at Dallas as professor. Goldstein and colleague Michael S. Brown researched cholesterol metabolism and discovered that human cells have low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors that extract cholesterol from the bloodstream. The lack of sufficient LDL receptors is a major cause of cholesterol-related diseases. In 1985, Goldstein and Brown were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Joseph Leonard O'Brien (November 6, 1895June 18, 1973) was a Canadian politician. Born in South Nelson, New Brunswick, he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1925 to 1930 and was Speaker of the Assembly. By profession he was a lumber merchant, operating a small sawmill in South Nelson.

In 1940, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Northumberland. A member of the National Government, he was defeated in 1945. In 1958, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and served until 1965.

Remains rest at Malcolm Cemetery of St. Patrick's Church located in Nelson-Miramichi, Miramichi, New Brunswick, Canada.


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