Ruth Arnon

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Ruth Arnon

Ruth Arnon (Hebrew: רות ארנון) is an Israeli biochemist and codeveloper of the multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone. She is currently the Paul Ehrlich Professor of Immunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

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Born Ruth Rosenberg in Tel Aviv, June 1, 1933. Attended high school at the Herzliya Hebrew Gymnasium. Studied chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Joined the IDF special academic study program allowing her to study and spend summers doing military training. Earned her M. Sc. degree in 1955, and served for two years as an officer in the IDF. Married Uriel Arnon, an engineer. The couple have two children: Michal (b. 1957) and Yoram (b. 1961).[1]

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