Baruch Samuel Blumberg

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Baruch Samuel Blumberg
A NASA portrait of Dr. Baruch Blumberg in 1999
Baruch Samuel Blumberg

(1925-07-28)July 28, 1925[1]
DiedApril 5, 2011(2011-04-05) (aged 85)
Known forHepatitis B virus
Scientific career
FieldsBiochemistry, Physiology
InstitutionsFox Chase Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania
NASA Astrobiology Institute

Baruch Samuel "Barry" Blumberg (July 28, 1925 – April 5, 2011) was an American doctor of Jewish descent.[2]

He is best known for the research he did on the Hepatitis B virus.[3] He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1976 for "discoveries concerning new mechanisms for the origin and dissemination of infectious diseases". He shared the prize with Daniel Carleton Gajdusek.[1]

He died on April 5, 2011 a short while after he gave the keynote speech at the International Lunar Research Park Exploratory Workshop held at NASA Ames Research Center.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Baruch S. Blumberg - Facts". Retrieved 2014-03-29.
  3. "Baruch S. Blumberg - Biographical". Retrieved 2014-03-28.
  4. "The life and times of a vaccine pioneer". New Scientist. Archived from the original on 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2014-03-28.