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Thomas Huckle Weller

1915 - 2008

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Thomas Huckle Weller (June 15, 1915 – August 23, 2008) was an American virologist. He, John Franklin Enders and Frederick Chapman Robbins were awarded a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954 for showing how to cultivate poliomyelitis viruses in a test tube, using a combination of human embryonic skin and muscle tissue.Weller was born and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then went to the University of Michigan, where his father Carl Vernon Weller was a professor in the Department of Pathology. At Michigan, he studied medical zoology and received a B.S. and an M.S., with his masters thesis on fish parasites. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Huckle Weller has received more than 78,150 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Thomas Huckle Weller is the 91st most popular biologist (up from 175th in 2019), the 1,023rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,755th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 91 out of 841Before him are John Gurdon, Werner Arber, Bernard Katz, Ibn al-Baitar, William Carey, and Joseph Pitton de Tournefort. After him are Ivan Vladimirovich Michurin, Carl Peter Thunberg, Nikolay Pirogov, Philip Sclater, Hans Christian Gram, and Martinus Beijerinck.

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Among people born in 1915, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 33Before him are Charles H. Townes, Robert Hofstadter, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Shoichi Yokoi, and Robert A. Dahl. After him are Clifford Shull, Brother Roger, Aziz Nesin, Bob Kane, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, and Chung Ju-yung. Among people deceased in 2008, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 34Before him are John Archibald Wheeler, Edward Norton Lorenz, Willis Lamb, Lansana Conté, Mel Ferrer, and Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow. After him are Jörg Haider, Leonid Hurwicz, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, Mark Felt, and Aimé Césaire.

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Among people born in United States, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 1,023 out of 18,182Before him are Robert W. Holley (1922), Chester Bennington (1976), Ed Wood (1924), Mark David Chapman (1955), Lee Miller (1907), and R. Lee Ermey (1944). After him are John Holmes (1944), Chris Isaak (1956), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Clifford Shull (1915), Rudy Giuliani (1944), and John Denver (1943).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 14Before him are George Beadle (1903), John Franklin Enders (1897), Lynn Margulis (1938), Irwin Rose (1926), Alfred Hershey (1908), and E. O. Wilson (1929). After him are Sylvia Earle (1935), George Davis Snell (1903), Norman Borlaug (1914), Edward B. Lewis (1918), Carl Woese (1928), and Joshua Lederberg (1925).