Famous American Immunologists

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 1 Karl Landsteiner

Karl Landsteiner
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Famous As: Physician
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.

 2 Deborah Birx

Deborah Birx
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Famous As: Physician
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.

 3 David Baltimore

David Baltimore
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Famous As: Virologist
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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 4 Robert Gallo

Robert Gallo
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Famous As: Virologist, Oncologist, Physician, Immunologist
Birthdate: March 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Waterbury

 5 Hilary Koprowski

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

 6 Richard M. Krause

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

 7 Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci
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Famous As: Physician
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 Harold E. Varmus

Harold E. Varmus
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oceanside, New York, US

Harold E. Varmus is an American scientist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with J. Michael Bishop for their discovery of the retroviral oncogenes' cellular origin. From 1993 to 1999, he served as the director of the National Institutes of Health. From 2010 to 2015, he served as the director of the National Cancer Institute.

 9 Gerald Edelman

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

 10 Bruce Beutler

Bruce Beutler
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Famous As: Immunologist
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.

 11 John Franklin Enders

John Franklin Enders
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Famous As: The Father of Modern Vaccines
Birthdate: February 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut
Died: September 8, 1985

 12 J. Michael Bishop

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

 13 Leonard Herzenberg

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

 14 Lloyd J. Old

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

 15 Robert A. Good

Robert A. Good
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Famous As: Physician
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.

 16 Theron Randolph

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

 17 Frank J. Dixon

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

 18 Merrill Wallace Chase

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

 19 Eli Sercarz

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