Columbia University Honors Broad Medical Legacy Of Nobel Laureate Baruj Benacerraf (’42, Hon. ’85)

Baruj Benacerraf (1920-2011) was a Venezuelan-American immunologist who shared the 1980 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Benacerraf’s most significant contribution to his field is the identification of gene groups called ‘major histocompatibility complexes’ that determine a person’s susceptibility to certain diseases…

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