Ralph M. Steinman

1943 - 2011

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Ralph Marvin Steinman (January 14, 1943 – September 30, 2011) was a Canadian physician and medical researcher at Rockefeller University, who in 1973 discovered and named dendritic cells while working as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Zanvil A. Cohn, also at Rockefeller University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ralph M. Steinman has received more than 249,296 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Ralph M. Steinman is the 87th most popular biologist (up from 125th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Canada (up from 53rd in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Biologist.

Ralph M. Steinman was a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who discovered the dendritic cell and its role in the immune system.

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Among biologists, Ralph M. Steinman ranks 87 out of 1,097Before him are Elizabeth Blackburn, Archibald Hill, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, Werner Arber, and Stanley B. Prusiner. After him are Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Erasmus Darwin, Aaron Ciechanover, Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Philip Sclater, and Hermann Joseph Muller.

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Among people born in 1943, Ralph M. Steinman ranks 60Before him are Terrence Malick, Peter Zumthor, Mohammed Badie, Betty Williams, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, and Jean-Claude Killy. After him are Antonio Tabucchi, Masaru Emoto, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Esma Redžepova, Neale Donald Walsch, and Arthur B. McDonald. Among people deceased in 2011, Ralph M. Steinman ranks 33Before him are Jane Russell, Gary Moore, John McCarthy, Manfred Gerlach, Necmettin Erbakan, and Christa Wolf. After him are Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Herbert A. Hauptman, Ernesto Sabato, Lynn Margulis, Jorge Semprún, and Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Ralph M. Steinman ranks 32 out of 1,622Before him are Neil Young (1945), Neil Peart (1952), Pierre Trudeau (1919), William Shatner (1931), Pamela Anderson (1967), and Richard E. Taylor (1929). After him are Bryan Adams (1959), Robert Mundell (1932), Dan Aykroyd (1952), René Angélil (1942), Arthur B. McDonald (1943), and Bertram Brockhouse (1918).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Canada

Among biologists born in Canada, Ralph M. Steinman ranks 1After him are John Murray (1841), David Suzuki (1936), George Romanes (1848), Colin Munro MacLeod (1909), William Diller Matthew (1871), Robert H. MacArthur (1930), Peter Watts (1958), Alice Wilson (1881), Severn Cullis-Suzuki (1979), Alice Eastwood (1859), and Carrie Derick (1862).