Celebrate Jewish American Heritage during the month of May. Read about famous Jewish American scientists below.
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A Venezuelan-American immunologist, known for the discovery of the major histocompatibility complex.
Professor at Washington University in St. Louis Medical School
Her work led to the creation of the AIDS drug AZT, immunosuppressive drug, azathioprine, and the first successful antiviral drug, acyclovir (ACV).
Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
A microbiologist and a pioneer of bacterial genetics.
Professor of Biology at Washington University
A microbiologist known for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping.
Founder the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California
A medical physicist and the second woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine (1977) for her work on for the development of radioimmunoassay of peptide hormones.
A geneticist and virologist, known for the discovery of reverse transcriptase.