William C. Campbell

1930 - Today

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William Cecil Campbell (born 28 June 1930) is an Irish biologist and parasitologist with United States citizenship, known for his work in discovering a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworms, for which he was jointly awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He helped to discover a class of drugs called ivermectins, whose derivatives have been shown to have "extraordinary efficacy" in treating River blindness and Lymphatic filariasis, among other parasitic diseases affecting animals and humans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William C. Campbell has received more than 26,947 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). William C. Campbell is the 155th most popular chemist (down from 145th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 621st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Chemist.

William C. Campbell is most famous for being the co-winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2015. He was awarded the prize for his work on discovering a new drug, called ivermectin, which kills parasitic worms and has been used to treat people with river blindness.

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Among chemists, William C. Campbell ranks 155 out of 510Before him are William Howard Stein, Georg Wittig, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Joachim Frank, Robert F. Furchgott, and Leo Baekeland. After him are Heinrich Gustav Magnus, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Nikolay Semyonov, Paul Lauterbur, Bengt I. Samuelsson, and Jerome Karle.

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Among people born in 1930, William C. Campbell ranks 69Before him are Reinhard Selten, Akira Suzuki, Jesús Franco, Stanley Miller, Gérard Genette, and Harvey Milk. After him are Richard Donner, David Dacko, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, Jerome Isaac Friedman, Pierre Bergé, and Zhores Alferov.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, William C. Campbell ranks 46 out of 460Before him are Rory Gallagher (1948), John Field (1782), Columba (521), Brendan (484), Bob Geldof (1951), and Causantín mac Cináeda (836). After him are Mary Jane Kelly (1863), Saint Gall (550), Ernest Walton (1903), Bernard Lee (1908), Brendan Gleeson (1955), and Richard Cantillon (1680).

Among CHEMISTS In Ireland

Among chemists born in Ireland, William C. Campbell ranks 2Before him are Robert Boyle (1627). After him are J. D. Bernal (1901), Peter Woulfe (1727), and Kathleen Lonsdale (1903).