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Stanley B. Prusiner

Prusiner in 2007
Born Stanley Benjamin Prusiner
May 28, 1942(1942-05-28)[1]
Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.[1]
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Known for Prions
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Stanley Benjamin Prusiner (born May 28, 1942) is an American neurologist and biochemist. Prusiner currently works at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a the director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Prusiner won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 for "for his discovery of Prions - a new biological principle of infection".[1] He also won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1994.[2]


This person won a Nobel Prize