Baruj Benacerraf

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Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
Venezuela
Death Date
Aug 2, 2011 (90)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1920
Birthplace
Venezuela
Death Date
Aug 2, 2011 (90)

About

Immunologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1980. His research has led to advances in the understanding of diseases like multiple sclerosis.

Before Fame

He emigrated to the United States from Venezuela in 1940 and earned his doctorate from the Medical College of Virginia.

Trivia

He received honorary degrees from ten different universities, including Colombia and Harvard University.

Family Life

His wife, Annette, died shortly before him on June 3, 2011. His brother is philosopher Paul Benacerraf.

Associated With

He and German physician Robert Koch are both recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.