Margaret Oakley Dayhoff

1925 - 1983

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Margaret Belle (Oakley) Dayhoff (March 11, 1925 – February 5, 1983) was an American physical chemist and a pioneer in the field of bioinformatics. Dayhoff was a professor at Georgetown University Medical Center and a noted research biochemist at the National Biomedical Research Foundation, where she pioneered the application of mathematics and computational methods to the field of biochemistry. She dedicated her career to applying the evolving computational technologies to support advances in biology and medicine, most notably the creation of protein and nucleic acid databases and tools to interrogate the databases. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Margaret Oakley Dayhoff has received more than 97,908 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Margaret Oakley Dayhoff is the 489th most popular chemist, the 8,605th most popular biography from United States and the 88th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff ranks 489 out of 510Before her are Aleksandr Arbuzov, C. N. R. Rao, Peter Jacob Hjelm, Carl Jacob Löwig, Jiří Drahoš, and Jennifer Doudna. After her are Allen J. Bard, Frederick G. Donnan, Gilbert Stork, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Bruce Ames, and Susan Solomon.

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Among people born in 1925, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff ranks 382Before her are James Moody, Otto Arosemena, Charles Haughey, Yuriy Lituyev, Toivo Hyytiäinen, and Gene Ammons. After her are D. A. Pennebaker, Doc Pomus, Robert Cormier, Ted Lindsay, Curt Lowens, and Joan Leslie. Among people deceased in 1983, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff ranks 195Before her are Claude Papi, Lutz Eigendorf, Constantino Urbieta Sosa, George Bruns, Sabin Carr, and Merle Travis. After her are André Chamson, Derek J. de Solla Price, Eubie Blake, Billy Fury, Walter Slezak, and Pedro Quartucci.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff ranks 8,605 out of 15,968Before her are Gladys George (1904), Candace Cameron Bure (1976), Ann Savage (1921), Gardner Dozois (1947), Walter Hagen (1892), and Pauline Bush (1886). After her are Daniel von Bargen (1950), Brian Helgeland (1961), Peter Mark Richman (1927), David Simon (1960), Diamond Dallas Page (1956), and Michael Swanwick (1950).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Margaret Oakley Dayhoff ranks 88Before her are Michael Behe (1952), George M. Whitesides (1939), Edward Goodrich Acheson (1856), Karen Wetterhahn (1948), Eric Betzig (1960), and Jennifer Doudna (1964). After her are Allen J. Bard (1933), Bruce Ames (1928), Susan Solomon (1956), Mary L. Good (1931), Robert Jarvik (1946), and F. Albert Cotton (1930).