During World War II, Fox participated in work to isolate vitamin A from shark livers; the compound was used to enhance the night vision of pilots. In 1941 he established a protein chemistry laboratory at the University of Michigan medical school; in 1942 he researched fish meal protein for an Oakland company. In 1943 he published a review article that lay the foundation for protein sequencing and synthesis.
Beginning in 1964, Fox served as director of the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Evolution (IMCE) at the University of Miami. During this time, his laboratory was involved in studying some of the first moon rocks brought back by the Apollo missions.
Further work revealed that these amino acids and small peptides could be encouraged to form closed spherical membranes, called microspheres. Fox has gone so far as to describe these formations as protocells, protein spheres that could grow and reproduce. They might be an important intermediate step in the origin of life. Microspheres might have served as a stepping stone between simple organic compounds and genuine living cells.
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