Irwin Rose

1926 - 2015

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Irwin Allan Rose (July 16, 1926 – June 2, 2015) was an American biologist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irwin Rose has received more than 106,187 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Irwin Rose is the 64th most popular biologist (up from 71st in 2019), the 669th most popular biography from United States (up from 868th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Biologist.

Irwin Rose is most famous for his discovery of the hormone erythropoietin (EPO) in 1979. EPO is a hormone that stimulates the production of red blood cells and is used to treat anemia.

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Among biologists, Irwin Rose ranks 64 out of 1,097Before him are Daniel Bovet, John Edward Gray, Nikolai Vavilov, George Beadle, Adelbert von Chamisso, and Trofim Lysenko. After him are Linda B. Buck, André Michel Lwoff, August Weismann, Ulisse Aldrovandi, Alexander Oparin, and Robert Edwards.

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Among people born in 1926, Irwin Rose ranks 37Before him are John Coltrane, Beji Caid Essebsi, Allen Ginsberg, Tsung-Dao Lee, Paul Berg, and Harper Lee. After him are Murray Rothbard, Valdas Adamkus, Mel Brooks, Necmettin Erbakan, Louise Hay, and Andrew Schally. Among people deceased in 2015, Irwin Rose ranks 29Before him are Leonard Nimoy, Lemmy, Yitzhak Navon, Tariq Aziz, Otto Carius, and Kenan Evren. After him are Charles H. Townes, Zito, Eduardo Galeano, Maya Plisetskaya, Manoel de Oliveira, and Oliver Sacks.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irwin Rose ranks 669 out of 20,380Before him are Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Bill Bixby (1934), David Copperfield (1956), Laura Branigan (1952), Colin Powell (1937), and Harper Lee (1926). After him are Black Dahlia (1924), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Michael Mann (1943), Donald Knuth (1938), Charles H. Townes (1915), and Ursula K. Le Guin (1929).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Irwin Rose ranks 8Before him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Rachel Carson (1907), Barbara McClintock (1902), Dian Fossey (1932), Sylvia Earle (1935), and George Beadle (1903). After him are Linda B. Buck (1947), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), John B. Calhoun (1917), Lynn Margulis (1938), and John Franklin Enders (1897).