Famous American Immunologists

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Karl Landsteiner
(Physician)

Karl Landsteiner
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Birthdate: June 14, 1868
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: June 26, 1943

Karl Landsteiner was a physician, biologist, and immunologist. He is credited with distinguishing the main blood groups as well as identifying the Rhesus factor. He is also credited with discovering the polio virus along with Erwin Popper and Constantin Levaditi. He won the Aronson Prize in 1926. In 1930, Landsteiner was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

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Deborah Birx
(Physician)

Deborah Birx
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Birthdate: April 4, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States

Doctor and diplomat Deborah Birx was the Trump administration’s coronavirus response co-ordinator. The renowned HIV/AIDS researcher, however, quit the virus team after reports suggested she had attended a Thanksgiving family gathering, breaching COVID-19 protocol. She later joined the air-cleaning company ActivePure, amid reports of it using banned technology.

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Hilary Koprowski
(Virologist, Immunologist)

Hilary Koprowski
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Birthdate: December 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: April 11, 2013

Hilary Koprowski was a Polish virologist and immunologist. He spent the majority of his career in USA and created an effective live polio vaccine. He also contributed significantly to the development of an improved rabies vaccine. He was the author or co-author of over 875 scientific papers. He was the recipient of many awards, including the Albert Sabin Gold Medal.

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 4 
Robert Gallo
(Virologist, Oncologist, Physician, Immunologist)

Robert Gallo
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Birthdate: March 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Waterbury

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David Baltimore
(Virologist)

David Baltimore
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Birthdate: March 7, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

David Baltimore is an American university administrator and biologist. He is currently serving as President Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He won the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries concerning the interaction between the genetic material of the cell and tumor viruses. In 1999, he was honored with the National Medal of Science. 

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Richard M. Krause
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Birthdate: January 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marietta, Ohio, United States
Died: January 6, 2015

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Anthony Fauci
(Physician)

Anthony Fauci
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Birthdate: December 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.

American physician-scientist and immunologist Anthony Fauci serves as director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden. As research scientist and chief of NIAID, Fauci contributed in the areas of HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiency diseases and received Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work on the AIDS relief program PEPFAR.

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 8 
Gerald Edelman
(Biologist)

Gerald Edelman
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Birthdate: July 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ozone Park, New York, United States
Died: May 17, 2014

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Bruce Beutler
(Immunologist)

Bruce Beutler
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Birthdate: December 29, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Immunologist Bruce Beutler is best known for his Nobel Prize-winning research on the innate immune system of the human body. The son of a scientist and physician, he was a child prodigy and graduated at age 18. He grew up to be associated with institutes such as the Scripps Research Institute.

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John Franklin Enders
(The Father of Modern Vaccines)

John Franklin Enders
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Birthdate: February 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut
Died: September 8, 1985

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J. Michael Bishop
(Immunologist)

J. Michael Bishop
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Birthdate: February 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: York

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Leonard Herzenberg
(Immunologist)

Leonard Herzenberg
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Birthdate: November 5, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 27, 2013

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Lloyd J. Old
(Founder)

Lloyd J. Old
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Birthdate: September 23, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 28, 2011

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Robert A. Good
(Physician)

Robert A. Good
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Birthdate: May 21, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Crosby, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 13, 2003

A pioneer of modern immunology, Robert A. Good was partially paralysed in his younger days and completed his medical studies in a wheelchair, though he mostly recovered later. He was the man behind the first bone marrow transplant in the world. He later won the Lasker Award, among other honors.

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Theron Randolph
(Physician)

Theron Randolph
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Birthdate: July 7, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: United States
Died: September 29, 1995

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Avery August
(Immunologist)

Avery August
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Birthdate: December 28, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belize City, Belize

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Frank J. Dixon
(Researcher)

Frank J. Dixon
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Birthdate: March 9, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: February 8, 2008

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Max Samter
(Immunologist)

Max Samter
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Birthdate: March 8, 1909
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: February 9, 1999

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William Pollack
(Immunologist)

William Pollack
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Birthdate: February 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: November 3, 2013

 20 
Merrill Wallace Chase
(Immunologist)

Merrill Wallace Chase
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Birthdate: September 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: January 5, 2004

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Eli Sercarz
(Immunologist)

Eli Sercarz
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Birthdate: February 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 3, 2009

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Reuben Leon Kahn
(Immunologist)

Reuben Leon Kahn
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Birthdate: July 26, 1887
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kovno, Lithuania
Died: July 22, 1979