Professor emeritus in the Division of Nutrtional Sciences.
Donald Zilversmith was born in the Netherlands. He came
to the United States in 1939 to study at the University of California-Berkeley
but decided to join the Dutch Canadian Army as a medic in 1940, the year he
earned his B.S. Following his service in the army, Zilversmit earned his Ph.D.
at Berkeley in 1948 and joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee
Medical College in Memphis. In 1966 Zilversmit joined the Cornell faculty and
remained until his retirement in 1990.