Stanley B. Prusiner

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Stanley B. Prusiner

Stanley Benjamin Prusiner M.D (born May 28, 1942) is an American neurologist and biochemist. He is the director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prusiner discovered prions, a class of infectious self-reproducing pathogens primarily or solely composed of protein. He received the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1994 and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 for prion research developed by him and his team of experts (David E. Garfin, D. P. Stites, W. J. Hadlow, C. W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stanley B. Prusiner has received more than 151,311 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 182nd most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 182 out of 473Before him are Joachim Frank, Antoine Jérôme Balard, Aaron Klug, Julius Axelrod, Aziz Sancar, and John Pople. After him are Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, John Frederic Daniell, Paul D. Boyer, Max Perutz, Stephanie Kwolek, and Ascanio Sobrero.

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Among people born in 1942, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 77Before him are Felipe González, Junichiro Koizumi, Françoise Dorléac, Mirjana Marković, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and Vladimír Mečiar. After him are Lee Kun-hee, Tasuku Honjo, Pál Schmitt, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 1,085 out of 12,171Before him are Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Alonzo Church (1903), Sam Shepard (1943), Snoop Dogg (1971), Jean M. Auel (1936), and George Whipple (1878). After him are Ansel Adams (1902), Don Siegel (1912), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Mario Lanza (1921), Meg Ryan (1961), and Louis Ignarro (1941).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 35Before him are John Fenn (1917), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Paul Flory (1910), Richard F. Heck (1931), Paul Lauterbur (1929), and Julius Axelrod (1912). After him are Paul D. Boyer (1918), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Walter Gilbert (1932), Robert W. Holley (1922), Stanley Miller (1930), and William Standish Knowles (1917).