Susumu Tonegawa

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Susumu Tonegawa

Susumu Tonegawa (利根川 進 Tonegawa Susumu, born September 5, 1939) is a Japanese scientist who was the sole recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1987, for his discovery of the genetic mechanism that produces antibody diversity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Susumu Tonegawa has received more than 159,055 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 109th most popular biologist.

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  • 160k

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  • 60.01

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  • 50

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  • 5.77

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among biologists, Susumu Tonegawa ranks 109 out of 686Before him are Ludwig von Bertalanffy, William Bateson, Thomas Huckle Weller, Ralph M. Steinman, John Franklin Enders, and Roger Guillemin. After him are Pierre André Latreille, Giovanni Sartori, Linda B. Buck, Nikolay Pirogov, Dmitri Ivanovsky, and Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber.

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Among people born in 1939, Susumu Tonegawa ranks 54Before him are Joel Schumacher, Fritjof Capra, Phil Spector, Paul Hogan, Dale T. Mortensen, and Cynthia Lennon. After him are Bernard Kouchner, Junko Tabei, Sonny Chiba, Pak Pong-ju, Ruud Lubbers, and Daniel C. Tsui.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Susumu Tonegawa ranks 171 out of 3,113Before him are Emperor Chūai (149), Tokugawa Tsunayoshi (1646), Emperor Sutoku (1119), Ken Watanabe (1959), Shohei Imamura (1926), and D. T. Suzuki (1870). After him are Kōnosuke Matsushita (1894), Empress Genshō (680), Kusunoki Masashige (1294), Ōkubo Toshimichi (1830), Emperor Go-Hanazono (1419), and Emperor Hanzei (336).


Among biologists born in Japan, Susumu Tonegawa ranks 2Before him are Yoshinori Ohsumi (1945). After him are Hideyo Noguchi (1876), Motoo Kimura (1924), Takenoshin Nakai (null), Katsuko Saruhashi (1920), and Tomitaro Makino (1862).

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