Hardolph Wasteneys

Hardolph Wasteneys, professor of biochemistry (b at Richmond, Eng Apr 1881; d at Toronto 1 Feb 1965). As a boy Wasteneys went to Australia and found employment in government laboratories dealing with water purification. He moved to California about 1909 to study this subject further.

Hardolph Wasteneys

Hardolph Wasteneys, professor of biochemistry (b at Richmond, Eng Apr 1881; d at Toronto 1 Feb 1965). As a boy Wasteneys went to Australia and found employment in government laboratories dealing with water purification. He moved to California about 1909 to study this subject further. From 1910 to 1916 he was a technician with Jacques Loeb, famous physiologist at the Rockefeller Inst for Medical Research in NY. His work with Loeb resulted in his only university degree, a PhD from Columbia in 1916. He joined the dept of biochemistry, U of T in 1918 and succeeded Andrew Hunter as head in 1928. He and his students did some pioneering studies on protein synthesis and he encouraged the development of research in his department. His own main interests in later years turned to social service and humanitarian directions.