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 61,189 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Thomas Huckle Weller is the 175th most popular biologist (down from 105th in 2019), the 1,756th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,066th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Biologist.

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Among biologists, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 175 out of 844Before him are Henry Walter Bates, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Joshua Lederberg, Ana Aslan, John James Audubon, and Gaspard Bauhin. After him are Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle, Sergei Winogradsky, Ferdinand Cohn, Oldfield Thomas, Antoine Béchamp, and Nettie Stevens.

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Among people born in 1915, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 59Before him are Kaoru Ishikawa, Denis Thatcher, Joseph Greenberg, Alicia Rhett, Miroslav Filipović, and László Csatáry. After him are Marie-Louise von Franz, Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este, Santiago Carrillo, Gyula Zsengellér, Branko Ćopić, and Shogo Kamo. Among people deceased in 2008, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 63Before him are Bo Diddley, Jean-Marie Balestre, Janez Drnovšek, Isaac Hayes, Joshua Lederberg, and Eartha Kitt. After him are Henri Cartan, Dora Ratjen, Donald E. Westlake, Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Marcial Maciel, and Dorothy Vaughan.

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Among people born in United States, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 1,756 out of 15,968Before him are Stuart Whitman (1928), Katharine Graham (1917), Winsor McCay (1867), Roberts Blossom (1924), Richard Avedon (1923), and Harold Garfinkel (1917). After him are Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Stacy Keach (1941), Julian Schnabel (1951), Paul Marcinkus (1922), Elmer Bernstein (1922), and Joe Mantegna (1947).

Among BIOLOGISTS In United States

Among biologists born in United States, Thomas Huckle Weller ranks 27Before him are Hamilton O. Smith (1931), George Wald (1906), Temple Grandin (1947), George Davis Snell (1903), David Baltimore (1938), and Joshua Lederberg (1925). After him are Nettie Stevens (1861), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Edward B. Lewis (1918), Daniel Nathans (1928), Robert Gallo (1937), and Paul Greengard (1925).