Salvador Luria, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Salvador Luria

Italian American microbiologist

Date of Birth: 13-Aug-1912

Place of Birth: Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Date of Death: 06-Feb-1991

Profession: chemist, university teacher, microbiologist, virologist

Nationality: United States, Italy

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Salvador Luria

  • Salvador Edward Luria (August 13, 1912 – February 6, 1991) was an Italian microbiologist, later a naturalized U.S.
  • citizen.
  • He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1969, with Max Delbrück and Alfred Hershey, for their discoveries on the replication mechanism and the genetic structure of viruses.
  • Salvador Luria also showed that bacterial resistance to viruses (phages) is genetically inherited.

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