Louis Ignarro

1941 - Today

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Louis J. Ignarro (born May 31, 1941) is an American pharmacologist. For demonstrating the signaling properties of nitric oxide, he was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad. Currently, he is professor emeritus of pharmacology at the UCLA School of Medicine's department of molecular and medical pharmacology in Los Angeles, which he joined in 1985. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Ignarro has received more than 201,753 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Louis Ignarro is the 149th most popular physician (down from 147th in 2019), the 1,239th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,091st in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Physician.

Louis Ignarro is a pharmacologist and a professor of pharmacology and toxicology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is most famous for his discovery of nitric oxide as a signaling molecule in the human body.

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Among physicians, Louis Ignarro ranks 149 out of 509Before him are Joseph Murray, André Frédéric Cournand, Edgar Adrian, Albert of Riga, Virginia Apgar, and Ctesias. After him are Herta Oberheuser, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Ernst Gräfenberg, Magnus Hirschfeld, August von Wassermann, and George Emil Palade.

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Among people born in 1941, Louis Ignarro ranks 77Before him are Graham Chapman, Lella Lombardi, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Vladimir Voronin, Kyu Sakamoto, and Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr.. After him are Theodor W. Hänsch, Neil Diamond, Josip Skoblar, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Frears, and Michael Stuart Brown.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis Ignarro ranks 1,239 out of 15,968Before him are Lee Majors (1939), John Grisham (1955), Donna Leon (1942), John Saxon (1935), Walter Brennan (1894), and Stan Smith (1946). After him are Valerie Solanas (1936), Jennifer Jones (1919), Dr. Dre (1965), Scottie Pippen (1965), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), and Virginia Henderson (1897).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Louis Ignarro ranks 12Before him are Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Robin Cook (1940), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Joseph Murray (1919), and Virginia Apgar (1909). After him are Frederick Chapman Robbins (1916), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), George Minot (1885), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), E. Donnall Thomas (1920), and Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903).