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 83,724 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Irwin Rose is the 79th most popular biologist (down from 55th in 2019), the 937th most popular biography from United States (down from 666th 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 79 out of 844Before him are Gabriele Falloppio, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Hermann Joseph Muller, Lynn Margulis, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, and Johann Friedrich Gmelin. After him are Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Daniel Bovet, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, Carolus Clusius, Jules A. Hoffmann, and Julius Richard Petri.

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Among people born in 1926, Irwin Rose ranks 55Before him are Valdas Adamkus, Richard Crenna, Harry Dean Stanton, Ingeborg Bachmann, Abdus Salam, and Richard Matheson. After him are Sydney Chaplin, Nuon Chea, Steve Reeves, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Tsung-Dao Lee, and Sergio Corbucci. Among people deceased in 2015, Irwin Rose ranks 44Before him are Benedict Anderson, Yves Chauvin, Frei Otto, Pierre Brice, Charles H. Townes, and Faten Hamama. After him are Maureen O'Hara, Yoichiro Nambu, Yitzhak Navon, Ben E. King, James Horner, and Michele Ferrero.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irwin Rose ranks 937 out of 15,968Before him are Richard E. Byrd (1888), Robert Lucas Jr. (1937), William Alfred Fowler (1911), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Judith Butler (1956), and Richard Matheson (1926). After him are Michael Moore (1954), John Vincent Atanasoff (1903), Vincent Price (1911), Howard H. Aiken (1900), Kobe Bryant (1978), and James B. Sumner (1887).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Irwin Rose ranks 8Before him are Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866), Rachel Carson (1907), Dian Fossey (1932), Barbara McClintock (1902), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), and Lynn Margulis (1938). After him are Alfred Hershey (1908), George Beadle (1903), Gerald Edelman (1929), John Franklin Enders (1897), Carl Woese (1928), and E. O. Wilson (1929).