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Gerald Edelman

Date of Birth 01-July-1929
Place of Birth Ozone Park
(Queens, New York City, New York metropolitan area, New York)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Gerald Maurice Edelman
Profession Physician
Gerald Maurice Edelman is an American biologist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work with Rodney Robert Porter on the immune system. Edelman's Nobel Prize-winning research concerned discovery of the structure of antibody molecules. In interviews, he has said that the way the components of the immune system evolve over the life of the individual is analogous to the way the components of the brain evolve in a lifetime. There is a continuity in this way between his work on the immune system, for which he won the Nobel Prize, and his later work in neuroscience and in philosophy of mind.

Awards by Gerald Edelman

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning the chemical structure of antibodies)