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Stanley B. Prusiner

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Stanley B. Prusiner
Prusiner in 2007
Stanley Benjamin Prusiner

(1942-05-28) May 28, 1942 (age 82)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Known forPrions
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Scientific career
FieldsNeurology, infectious disease
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of California, San Francisco

Stanley Benjamin Prusiner (born May 28, 1942) is an American neurologist and biochemist. Prusiner currently works at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a the director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Prusiner won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 "for his discovery of Prions - a new biological principle of infection".[1] He also won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1994.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Stanley B. Prusiner - Facts". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. "Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award: Stanley Prusiner". Nobelprize.org. Archived from the original on 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2014-06-28.