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William C. Campbell (scientist)

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William C. Campbell
William C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate in medicine in Stockholm December 2015
William Cecil Campbell

(1930-06-28) 28 June 1930 (age 93)
Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland
NationalityIrish, American
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
University of Wisconsin
Known forAvermectin
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2015)
Scientific career
FieldsParasitic diseases
InstitutionsMerck Institute for Therapeutic Research
Drew University

William Cecil Campbell (born 28 June 1930) is an Irish-born American biologist and parasitologist. He is known for his work in discovering a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworms. He won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.[1] He helped to discover a class of drugs called ivermectins.[2]

Campbell worked at the Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research and is currently a research fellow emeritus at Drew University.[3][4]

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  1. "William C Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura and Youyou Tu win Nobel prize in medicine". The Guardian. 5 October 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  2. "The 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – Press Release: William C. Campbell, Satoshi Ōmura, Youyou Tu". Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  3. Molin, Anna (5 October 2015). "Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Awarded to William C. Campbell, Satoshi Omura, Youyou Tu". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  4. Scott, Dermot. "William C. Campbell (Sc.D.)". Ramelton Tidy Towns. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2015.