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Stanley B. Prusiner

Neurologist, biochemist

Stanley Benjamin Prusiner (born May 28, 1942) is an American neurologist and biochemist. Prusiner currently works at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) as a the director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Stanley B. Prusiner
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Prusiner in 2007
Stanley Benjamin Prusiner

(1942-05-28)May 28, 1942[1]
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Known forPrions
Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Prusiner won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1997 "for his discovery of Prions - a new biological principle of infection".[1] He also won the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research in 1994.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Stanley B. Prusiner - Facts". Retrieved 2014-06-28.
  2. "Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award: Stanley Prusiner". Retrieved 2014-06-28.