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Gerald Edelman
Gerald M. Edelman in 2010
BornGerald Maurice Edelman
July 1, 1929(1929-07-01)
Ozone Park, Queens, New York City, U.S.
DiedMay 17, 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 84)[1]
La Jolla, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
FieldsImmunology; neuroscience
Alma materUrsinus College, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Rockefeller University
Known forimmune system
Notable awardsNobel 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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