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List of Famous Immunologists

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List of famous immunologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top immunologists in the world? This includes the most prominent immunologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable immunologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic immunologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned immunologists.

Peter C. Doherty and Rolf M. Zinkernagel are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

From reputable, prominent, and well known immunologists to the lesser known immunologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the immunologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous immunologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous immunologists?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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  • Merrill Chase

    Merrill W. Chase (September 17, 1905 – January 5, 2004) was an immunologist working at the Rockefeller University in New York City who is credited with discovering cell-mediated immunology in the early 1940s. While working with Dr. Karl Landsteiner, Dr. Chase discovered that white blood cells, and not antibodies alone, were important instruments of the immune system. His findings laid the groundwork for later research that discovered the role of B cells, T cells and other types of white blood cells. Recognizing that other scientists were discovering multiple functions of the immune system, he established an independent Immunology laboratory at Rockefeller....  more
  • Pernessa C. Seele

    Pernessa C. Seele (born October 15, 1954) is an American immunologist and interfaith public health activist. Seele is the CEO and founder of Balm in Gilead, Inc., a religious-based organization that provides support to people with AIDS and their families, as well as working for prevention of HIV and AIDS. In 1989 she initiated the Harlem Week of Prayer, with 50 churches, synagogues and mosques participating. This became an annual event and organizing force for the religious community to respond to the AIDS crisis. Seele incorporated a growing organization as "The Balm in Gilead, Inc." This national movement to address public-health issues through communities of faith" has grown to...  more
  • Stefan H.E. Kaufmann

    Stefan Hugo Ernst Kaufmann (born 8 June 1948 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein) is a German immunologist and microbiologist and is one of the highly cited immunologists worldwide for the decade 1990 to 2000....  more