Virologist, Bacteriologist. Discovered ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in tissue culture. Cytopathic effect. Interferon, Viral Oncogenesis. Tissue culture enabled identifying hundreds of viruses, vaccine development.
Memorial to Advisor Zinsser: animated spontaneous conversation - literature, politics. Voltaire seemed around corner; Laurence Sterne upon the stair. Laboratory became way of life.
Name: John Franklin Enders
Birth: 10 February 1897, West Hartford, CT, USA
Death: 8 September 1985, Waterford, CT, USA
Institution: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA, Research Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA
Award: "for their discovery of the ability of poliomyelitis viruses to grow in cultures of various types of tissue"
Portion of cash: 1/3
Doctoral Mentor: Hans Zinsser, Harvard Medical School. Thesis: evidence that bacterial anaphylaxis and hypersensitivity of tuberculin type are distinct phenomena. Tutee, Collaborator Thomas H. Weller, Co Nobelist
Collaborator: Frederick C. Robbins, Co Nobelist