Manuel Elkin Patarroyo

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Birthday
11, 1946
Birthplace
Colombia
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
11, 1946 (age 73)
Birthplace
Colombia

About

Colombian pathology and immunology expert who attempted to create a synthetic vaccine for the prevention of malaria.

Before Fame

He earned his medical degree from the National University of Colombia and his PhD from Rockefeller University.

Trivia

His vaccine was shown to be mostly ineffective in Asia and Africa, but slightly useful in preventing malaria in South America.

Family Life

He grew up in Ataco, Tolima, Colombia. He later worked for a Colombian hospital system called the Hospital San Juan de Dios.

Associated With

He and entomologist Raymond St. Leger both conducted preventative and/or curative research on malaria.