Physician, Scientist - Immunologist, teacher, remarkable leader. Discovered genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions.
“Baruj did not always get on well with those in authority, often because he felt he could do their jobs so much better than they did …”
BiographyA biographical memoir by William E. Paul National Academy of Sciences, biography 14 pages, 18 pages total.
Name: Baruj Benacerraf
Birth: 29 October 1920, Caracas, Venezuela
Death: 2 August 2011, Boston, MA, USA
Institution: Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions."
Portion of Cash: 1/3
Education: Pre-med, School of General Studies of Columbia University 1942, M.D. Medical College of Virginia
National Medal of Science - Biological Sciences 1990
"For his fundamental contributions to the understanding of the immune system, including much of the work which forms the basis of knowledge of transplantation immunology and regulatory function in the immune response." Presented by President Bush at a White House East Room Ceremony on November 13, 1990.
Nobel Medal Cash & Philanthropy