Selman Abraham Waksman

Selman Abraham Waksman

Birth
Kiev, City of Kiev, Ukraine
Death 16 Aug 1973 (aged 85)
Woods Hole, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Woods Hole, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 9533563 · View Source
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Scientist. He immigrated to America in 1910, became a naturalized citizen in 1916 and was appointed a Research Fellow at the University of California where he received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1918. His fields of work included, microbiology with antibiotics, actinomycin, fradicin, candicidin, candidin and many others. In 1952, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He has published more than 400 scientific papers and has wrote 28 books. He retired in 1958, as the Director of the Institute of Microbiology.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Selman Abraham Waksman (22 Jul 1888–16 Aug 1973), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9533563, citing Woods Hole Village Cemetery, Woods Hole, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .