Awards & Winners

Baruj Benacerraf

Date of Birth 29-October-1920
Place of Birth Caracas
(Venezuela, Libertador Bolivarian Municipality, Capital District)
Nationality Venezuela, United States of America
Also know as Dr. Baruj Benacerraf
Profession Physician
Baruj Benacerraf was a Venezuelan-born American immunologist, who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the "discovery of the major histocompatibility complex genes which encode cell surface protein molecules important for the immune system's distinction between self and non-self". His colleagues and shared recipients were Jean Dausset and George Davis Snell.

Awards by Baruj Benacerraf

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National Medal of Science for Biological Sciences
(For his fundamental contributions to the understanding of the immune system, including much of the work which forms the basis of knowledge of transplantation immunology and regulatory function in the immune response.)


Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
(for their discoveries concerning genetically determined structures on the cell surface that regulate immunological reactions.)