Geneticist, Transplantation Immunologist. Genetically determined structures on cell surface that regulate immunological reactions, the major histocompatibility complex, HLA. Thesis work on linkage in mice largely determined future work. Interest: social evolution.
"In examining histocompatibility genetics as one of several potential new undertakings, I thought I saw possibilities for new openings."
Name: George Davis Snell
Birth:19 December 1903, Bradford, MA, USA
Death: 6 June 1996, Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Institution: Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, USA
Award: "for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions"
Subject: genetics, immunity, transplantation immunology
Portion of cash: 1/3
Graduate Mentor: William Castle
Post Doc Mentor: Future Nobelist Hermann Joseph Muller