Dr. Herman Branson

Dr. Herman Branson discovered the alpha-helix protein structure.

Degree(s): Physics

 

Undergraduate Institution: Virginia State University (HBCU)

 

Graduate Institution: University of Cincinnati

 

Photo Credit: Black America Web

 

Dr. Herman Branson discovered the alpha-helix protein structure and significantly contributed to understanding proteins and their contributions to diseases such as sickle cell anemia. Dr. Branson spent majority of his career at HBCUs, including faculty positions at Dillard University and Howard University. He also served as president of two HBCUs: Central State University and Lincoln University.

 

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