August 15, 1896 – October 26, 1957
Place of study:
University College, London, United Kingdom Karl-Ferdinands-Universität, Prague
State Institute for the Study of Malignant Diseases, New York.
- Investigating carbohydrate metabolism.
- Discovery of the mechanism by which glycogen is broken down in muscle tissue into lactic acid and then resynthesized in the body and stored as a source of energy (known as the Cori cycle).
- Discovery of an intermediate compound in frog muscles that enabled the breakdown of glycogen, called glucose 1-phosphate, now known as the Cori ester.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1947)
Garvan–Olin Medal (1948)
St. Louis Award (1948)
Sugar Research Prize (1950)
Borden Award (1951)
The crater Cori on the Moon is named after her, as is the Cori crater on Venus!