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Gerald Edelman
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Gerald M. Edelman in 2010
Gerald Maurice Edelman

(1929-07-01)July 1, 1929
DiedMay 17, 2014(2014-05-17) (aged 84)[1]
Alma materUrsinus College, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Rockefeller University
Known forimmune system
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1972[2]
Scientific career
FieldsImmunology; neuroscience

Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Icon/data' not found.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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