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Julius S. Youngner (24 October 1920 – 27 April 2017)[1] was an American Distinguished Service Professor in the School of Medicine and Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at University of Pittsburgh responsible for advances necessary for development of a vaccine for poliomyelitis[2] and the first intranasal equine influenza vaccine.[3]

Julius Youngner
Julius S. Youngner

24 October 1920
DiedApril 27, 2017(2017-04-27) (aged 96)
Alma materNew York University
University of Michigan
Known forFirst polio vaccine, equine influenza vaccine
Spouse(s)Rina Youngner
Scientific career
InstitutionsSeal of the United States Department of War.png United States Army(-1946)
U.S. Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health,  United States Navy
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics(1949-2000)
InfluencedPatricia Whitaker-Dowling


  1. Obituary: Julius Youngner | Last surviving member of Salk vaccine team
  2. "University of Pittsburgh Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics". University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  3. "University of Pittsburgh Researchers Develop Virus for First Intranasal Equine Influenza Vaccine". Retrieved 2016-01-28.