Celebrate Jewish American Heritage during the month of May. Read about famous Jewish American scientists below. Click on individuals to learn more!
Baruj Benacerraf, MD
A Venezuelan-American immunologist, known for the discovery of the major histocompatibility complex.
Gerti Cori, PhD
Professor at Washington University in St. Louis Medical School
Gertrude B. Elion, MSc
Her work led to the creation of the AIDS drug AZT, immunosuppressive drug, azathioprine, and the first successful antiviral drug, acyclovir (ACV).
Arthur Kornberg, MD
Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
Daniel Nathans, MD
A microbiologist known for the discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping.
Jonas Salk, MD
Founder the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California
Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, MD
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.
Charles Rebstock Professor Emeritus of Biology at WashU