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Stanley B. Prusiner

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Stanley Benjamin Prusiner (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 167,852 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Stanley B. Prusiner is the 136th most popular chemist (up from 182nd in 2019), the 1,052nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,085th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Chemist.

Stanley B. Prusiner is most famous for his discovery of prions. Prions are a type of protein that can be found in the brain, spinal cord, and other parts of the nervous system. They are not alive, but they can cause disease.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 136 out of 510Before him are John Macleod, Christian B. Anfinsen, Lars Onsager, George Andrew Olah, Manfred Eigen, and Fritz Strassmann. After him are Kurt Wüthrich, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Ascanio Sobrero, Jean-Marie Lehn, John Frederic Daniell, and Clara Immerwahr.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1942, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 69Before him are Peter Greenaway, Felipe González, Wolfgang Schäuble, Scott Wilson, Junichiro Koizumi, and Sandro Mazzola. After him are Gilberto Gil, Manuel Castells, Lee Kun-hee, John Cale, Daniel Dennett, and Terry Jones.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 1,052 out of 15,968Before him are A. L. Kroeber (1876), Jimmy Connors (1952), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Robert Forster (1941), Clifford D. Simak (1904), and Whitey Bulger (1929). After him are Clyde Drexler (1962), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), Burton Richter (1931), James Brolin (1940), George Akerlof (1940), and Allen Dulles (1893).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Stanley B. Prusiner ranks 21Before him are Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), James B. Sumner (1887), Wallace Carothers (1896), Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), and Christian B. Anfinsen (1916). After him are Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Stanley Miller (1930), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), William Howard Stein (1911), Robert F. Furchgott (1916), and Paul Lauterbur (1929).