Sidney Udenfriend, a member of the Goldwater antimalarial
group, subsequently worked with Dr. Bowman at the
National Heart Institute (NHI) and analyzed and
catalogued substances using the spectrophotofluorometer
(SPF). Udenfriend had earned his master's degree
at New York University (NYU) when he joined the
Goldwater group in 1942. He and Dr. Brodie developed
the special test with the photofluorometer to screen
and test antimalarial drugs during World War II.
After the war, Udenfriend returned to graduate school
at NYU to finish his doctorate. Dr. Udenfriend came
to work at the NHI in 1950 at Dr. Shannon's invitation,
following a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington
University in St. Louis. At NHI he helped his colleague
Robert Bowman develop the SPF.
Udenfriend left NIH for private industry in 1967
to become the founding director of the Roche Institute
of Molecular Biology (RIMB), a position he held
until1983. Formerly located in Nutley, New Jersey,
RIMB was originally staffed by many of Udenfriend's
former colleagues from Dr. Brodie's lab at NIH.
When RIMB closed its Nutley laboratories in 1995,
Dr. Udenfriend, who still maintained an active
lab there until the closure, called the institute
"the envy of scientists around the world,
a camelot of the biological sciences."