Ernst J. Eichwald, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Ernst J. Eichwald


Date of Birth: 13-Dec-1913

Place of Birth: Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany

Date of Death: 23-Dec-2007

Profession: pathologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Ernst J. Eichwald

  • Ernst J Eichwald (1913–2007) was a pathologist known for his pioneering work in tissue transplantation and research on genetic factors that influence the rejection of organ transplantation.
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  • Eichwald, while studying cancer in the 1940s, described the male-specific antigen and helped establish the foundations of transplantation immunology.
  • He organized the first International Transplantation Conference, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Harriman, N.Y., in 1953; founded and edited the journal, Transplantation Bulletin and its successor, Transplantation, for more than 30 years; and chaired the Transplantation Committee of the National Academy of Sciences from 1955 to 1967.
  • His research played an important role in the development of successful protocols for organ transplantation in humans.

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