Waksman, Selman

(1888-1973)
   American biochemist of Ukrainian origin, born in Priluka, in the Ukraine, he went to the US at the age of 22. He studied at the University of California and was a professor at Rutgers University. He received the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1952. His works include Principles of Soil Microbiology, The Conquest of Tuberculosis and My Life with the Microbes.

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  • Waksman, Selman A. — Waksman, Selman A. Waksman, Selman A. Bacteriólogo ruso nacido en 1888. Recibió el premio Nobel de Medicina y Fisiología en 1952, por su descubrimiento de la estreptomicina. Falleció en 1973. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • WAKSMAN, SELMAN ABRAHAM — (1888–1973), U.S. microbiologist and Nobel Prize winner. Born in Priluki, Russia, he was taken to the United States as a child. From 1925, he taught at Rutgers University, heading its Institute of Microbiology from 1949. Although Waksman s… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Waksman, Selman (Abraham) — (22 jul. 1888, Priluka, Ucrania, Imperio ruso–16 ago. 1973, Hyannis, Mass., EE.UU.). Bioquímico estadounidense nacido en Ucrania. Se nacionalizó en 1916 y pasó gran parte de su carrera en la Universidad de Rutgers. Después del descubrimiento de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Waksman, Selman Abraham — ▪ American biochemist born July 22, 1888, Priluka, Ukraine, Russian Empire [now Pryluky, Ukraine] died Aug. 16, 1973, Hyannis, Mass., U.S.  Ukrainian born American biochemist who was one of the world s foremost authorities on soil microbiology.… …   Universalium

  • Waksman , Selman Abraham — (1888–1973) Russian–American biochemist Waksman, who was born at Priluki in Russia, emigrated to America in 1910; he graduated from Rutgers University in 1915 and obtained his American citizenship the following year. He studied for his doctorate… …   Scientists

  • Waksman,Selman Abraham — Waks·man (wăksʹmən), Selman Abraham. 1888 1973. Russian born American microbiologist. He won a 1952 Nobel Prize for discovering the antibiotic streptomycin. * * * …   Universalium

  • Waksman, Selman (Abraham) — born July 22, 1888, Priluka, Ukraine, Russian Empire died Aug. 16, 1973, Hyannis, Mass., U.S. Ukrainian born U.S. biochemist. He became a U.S. citizen in 1916 and spent most of his career at Rutgers University. After the discovery of penicillin,… …   Universalium

  • Waksman, Selman Abraham — (1888–1973)    US microbiologist and Nobel laureate, 1952. Waksman was taken as a child from Russia to the United States. In 1939 he discovered a bacteria killing agent in a micro organism found in soil. He coined the term ‘antibiotic’ (against… …   Who’s Who in Jewish History after the period of the Old Testament

  • Waksman, Selman Abraham — ► (18881973) Microbiólogo estadounidense. Fue premio Nobel de Medicina y Fisiología en 1952 por sus trabajos sobre los antibióticos y el descubrimiento de la estreptomicina …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Selman A. Waksman — Selman Waksman (1953) Selman Abraham Waksman (ukrainisch Зельман Абрахам Ваксман, wiss. Transliteration Zel man Abracham Vaksman; * 22. Juli 1888 in Pryluky (bei Kiew, Ukraine); † 16. August …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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