Stanley B. Prusiner Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Stanley B. Prusiner

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Biography Of Stanley B. Prusiner
Real NameStanley B. Prusiner
ProfessionNeurologists, Biochemists
Nick NameStanley Benjamin Prusiner
Famous asNeurologist and Biochemist
Personal life of Stanley B. Prusiner
Born on28 May 1942
Birthday28th May
Age74 Years
Sun SignGemini
Born inDes Moines, Iowa, United States
Family Background of Stanley B. Prusiner
FatherLawrence Prusiner
Spouse/PartnerSandy Turk
AwardsPotamkin Prize (1991) Dickson Prize (1993) Richard Lounsbery Award (1993)

Lasker Award (1994) Keio Medical Science Prize (1996) Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1997) ForMemRS (1997)

Personal Fact of Stanley B. Prusiner

Stanley B. Prusiner is an American neurologist and biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 for his prion research. He coined the term prion, which comes from the words “proteinaceous” and “infectious to refer to a class of infectious self-reproducing pathogens primarily or solely composed of protein. The son of an architect, he had a comfortable upbringing, typical of American boys hailing from well-to-do families.

Intelligent and interested in scientific pursuits from a young age, he was referred to as the little Genius for developing a bug repellent as a school boy. He earned a degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and later received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He spent a few years in biochemical research before becoming a professor of neurology and biochemistry at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, from where he had completed his internship.

Over the course of his research, he began studying a particular class of neurodegenerative disorders the spongiform encephalopathies that caused progressive dementia and death in humans and animals. This work eventually led to the groundbreaking findings that earned him the Nobel Prize. In addition to the Nobel Prize, he is also the recipient of several other prestigious awards in science fields.

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