Dr George Emil Palade

Dr George Emil Palade

Birth
Iasi, Iași, Romania
Death 7 Oct 2008 (aged 95)
Del Mar, San Diego County, California, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 30451492 · View Source
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Nobel Laureate Scientist. He performed pioneering study and essentially invented the modern field of cell biology, using electron microscopy and cell fractionation to map the internal structure of cells. Born and raised in Romania, where his father was a university professor, he received his M.D. from the University of Bucharest in 1940, then moved to the United States in 1946 for further study at New York University. Dr Palade was professor at the Rockefeller Institute from 1958 to 1973, then moved to Yale from 1973 until 1990, and then to the University of California at San Diego from 1990 until his death in 2008. Over the years, he discovered the ribosome, and elucidated the functions of the mitochondria, Gogli apparatus, and other internal cell structures. The Weibel-Palade body, a storage organelle, is named for him. Dr. Palade shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1974 for his discovery of the functions of organelles in biological cells. His other honors include the Lasker Award in 1966, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University in 1970, and the National Medal of Science in 1986, as well as eleven honorary degrees. Although he had become an American citizen in 1952, Dr. Palade was long honored in his native land as the only Romanian Nobel laureate.

Bio by: Bob Hufford


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  • Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 9 Oct 2008
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr George Emil Palade (19 Nov 1912–7 Oct 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30451492, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.