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Gerald Edelman

Gerald M. Edelman in 2010.
Born Gerald Maurice Edelman
July 1, 1929(1929-07-01)
Ozone Park, Queens, New York
Died May 17, 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 84)[1]
La Jolla, California
Nationality American
Fields Immunology; neuroscience
Alma mater Ursinus College, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Rockefeller University
Known for immune system
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1972[2]
This person won a Nobel Prize
Gerald Maurice Edelman (July 1, 1929 – May 17, 2014) was an American biologist. He shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Rodney Robert Porter. They won the award for their work on the immune system.[3] Edelman's Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discovery of the structure of antibody molecules.[4]

Edelman died from Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer in La Jolla, California, aged 84.[5]


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