Richard K. Gershon

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Richard K. Gershon
Born(1932-12-24)December 24, 1932
DiedJuly 11, 1983(1983-07-11) (aged 50)
CitizenshipAmerican
Occupationimmunologist
pathologist
Academic background
EducationHarvard University
Academic work
Doctoral studentsDouglas R. Green (1981)

Richard K. Gershon (24 December 1932 – 11 July 1983)[1] was an American immunologist and pathologist, professor at Yale School of Medicine.

Biography[edit]

He graduated from Harvard University in 1954, and was noted for his work on tumor biology and viral hepatitis.

In 1980, he was made a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

At Yale, among others, he collaborated with Włodzimierz Ptak, who recalled Gershon as a true friend and one of the most intellectually related and valued people.[2]

He died of lung cancer.[3]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Janeway, C.A. (1983). "Richard K. Gershon December 24, 1932–July 11, 1983". Immunogenetics. 18 (6): 555–558. doi:10.1007/bf00345963.
  2. ^ Bętkowska, Teresa (August–September 2010). "Mistrz niszowej dyscypliny" (PDF). Alma Mater (in Polish). Kraków (126–127): 41–46.
  3. ^ Waggoner, Walter H. (13 July 1983). "Dr. Richard Gershon, Leader in Research on Immune System – Obituary". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Richard K. Gershon". Gairdner Foundational International Award. Retrieved 31 May 2019.
  5. ^ "William B. Coley Award". Cancer Research Institute. Retrieved 31 May 2019.