David Baltimore

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David Baltimore (born March 7, 1938) is an American biologist, university administrator, and 1975 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine. He is a professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where he served as president from 1997 to 2006. He founded the Whitehead Institute and directed it from 1982 to 1990. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Baltimore has received more than 645,719 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). David Baltimore is the 283rd most popular biologist (down from 209th in 2019), the 2,658th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,199th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, David Baltimore ranks 283 out of 1,097Before him are Guillaume-Antoine Olivier, René Louiche Desfontaines, George Bentham, Salim Ali, Wilhelm Peters, and Carl Friedrich Philipp von Martius. After him are Johann Georg Christian Lehmann, Henri Marie Ducrotay de Blainville, Martin Vahl, Josif Pančić, Hieronymus Bock, and Rudolf Weigl.

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Among people born in 1938, David Baltimore ranks 156Before him are Mohammed Gammoudi, Lill-Babs, Amfilohije Radović, Giant Baba, Tengiz Kitovani, and Beata Tyszkiewicz. After him are Igor Sergeyev, Sergei Novikov, Jean Eustache, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Oleg Gordievsky, and Goh Kun.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Baltimore ranks 2,658 out of 20,380Before him are Lars Peter Hansen (1952), Jane Alexander (1939), Monte Melkonian (1957), John Basilone (1916), Merian C. Cooper (1893), and John Kennedy Toole (1937). After him are Lew Wallace (1827), Ed McBain (1926), Edsel Ford (1893), Larry Sanger (1968), Téa Leoni (1966), and Nicholas Negroponte (1943).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, David Baltimore ranks 53Before him are Michael Rosbash (1944), Carol W. Greider (1961), James Bond (1900), Henrietta Lacks (1920), Eric F. Wieschaus (1947), and David Julius (1955). After him are James P. Allison (1948), Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), Bruce Beutler (1957), Phillip Allen Sharp (1944), George Ord (1781), and Craig Venter (1946).