Baruj Benacerraf, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Baruj Benacerraf

American immunologist

Date of Birth: 29-Oct-1920

Place of Birth: Caracas, Capital District, Venezuela

Date of Death: 02-Aug-2011

Profession: physician, biologist, university teacher, physiologist, immunologist

Nationality: United States, Venezuela

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Baruj Benacerraf

  • Baruj Benacerraf (; October 29, 1920 – August 2, 2011) was a Venezuelan-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.

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