Frank Chytil (1924-2010) biographical file
- 1983 - 2010
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Chytil came to Vanderbilt University as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1969, transferring to the Department of Biochemistry in 1973. He became a full Professor of Biochemistry in 1975 and General Foods Distinguished Professor in Nutrition in 1984.
For nearly 30 years, Dr. Chytil's research focused on deciphering how vitamin A works at the molecular level. In 1983, he and his colleague, David Ong, Ph.D., were awarded the Osborne-Mendel Award of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences for their work on vitamin A metabolism. In 1993, Dr. Chytil received the Lederle Award in Human Nutrition of the American Institute of Nutrition for his research on the physiological role of vitamin A in tissue development and maintenance, particularly in the lungs.
Dr. Chytil retired from Vanderbilt in 2000.
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