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Stanley Cohen

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1 Definition

Stanley Cohen is an American biochemist whose work focuses on biochemical and neurological research. Cohen was born on November 17, 1922 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. His parents were Jews who had emigrated from Russia to the US. His work in the fields of plasmids and DNA implantation was honored with numerous awards, including the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, in 1986.

2 Life

  • 1941 – 1945: Studies in biology and chemistry at Brooklyn College, New York
  • Work in a dairy factory (bacteriological field of work)
  • 1945: Postgraduate degree in the department of biochemistry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
  • 1948: Doctorate in zoology
  • 1952: Research work in the area of radiology at Washington University in St. Luis, Missouri
  • 1953: Intensive research on the topic of nerve cell growth factors
  • 1953 – 1959: Functions in cancer research
  • 1959: Appointment as assistant professor for biochemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1976: Appointment as full professor

3 Notable achievements

4 Awards

  • 1983: Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
  • 1985: Gairdner Foundation International Award
  • 1986: Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, as well as the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

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