Making Biochemists Par Excellence
Earl Reece Stadtman is born in Carrizozo, New Mexico.
Thressa Campbell is born in Sterling, New York.
Thressa in her high school orchestra. She is valedictorian of her class.
"Earl—You will someday, no doubt, be a great orator and statesman," says a high school classmate. Earl leads the school's debating team.
Thressa and Earl are married.
Thressa and Earl receive their Ph.D.'s from the University of California, Berkeley
Thressa and Earl begin to work in Building 3 as members of Christian Anfinsen's laboratory at the National Heart Institute.
Earl is appointed Chief of the Laboratory of Biochemistry at the National Heart Institute. Thressa, a member of the laboratory from the beginning, becomes a section head in 1974.
The first anaerobic laboratory for biomedical research is built in NIH's Building 3.
Thressa discovers that selenocysteine is an essential component of a selenium-dependent enzyme.
Earl receives a National Medal of Science, the highest honor accorded to U.S. scientists and engineers by the Federal Government.
The Stadtmans become the fourth married couple to be members of the National Academy of Sciences, with the election of Thressa in 1981. Earl was elected in 1969.
Earl and his coworkers present a paper that demonstrates the relationship between protein oxidation and aging.
Methanospaera stadtmaniae, a microorganism named after Thressa in honor of her contributions to the study of methane biosynthesis.
The "Stadtman" azalea.
This new azalea is registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in Great Britain, which serves as the International Registration Authority for various kinds of plants, in honor of the Stadtmans' passion for gardening.
L'Oréal and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) present Thressa with the first Lifetime Achievement Award for Women in Science.
Members of the Laboratory of Biochemistry.
From left to right : Geumsoo Kim, Tsyunobu Andoh, Shoshana Bar-Noy, Ephrem Tekle, Wesley Williams, Suofu Qin, Jesus Requena, Boon Chock, Hyung Soon Yim, Hammou Oubrahim, Rodney Levine, Jun Wang, Jeremy Selengut, Ann Ginsburg, Hanne Refsgaard, William Self, Thressa Stadtman, Gerard Lacourciere, Barbara Berlett, Nancy Wehr, Grzegorz Piszczek, Earl Stadtman, Mary Richardson, Moon Bin Yim, Merry Peters, Jinsook Jeong